The EDF owned Hinkley Point C in Somerset is to be the UK’s first new nuclear power station in 25 years. The £16bn investment will build the largest engineering project in Europe, and the UK’s largest inward investment project.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is an internationally renowned independent provider of high quality marine research with centres of expertise in marine systems modelling, marine ecology and satellite remote sensing. Research at PML is amongst the most highly cited in scientific publications, according to a Thomson Reuters performance analysis in 2012.
Rigid Containers Limited is 1 of the UK's largest privately owned corrugated packaging producers, which, relocated to Taunton Deane in 2013, creating 50 vital new jobs within the Heart of the South West. Rigid Containers is the UK operating division of Belgian company, VPK Group.
Tocardo Tidal Turbines, an international producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, has opened a UK headquarters located in Plymouth. Plymouth is an ideal geographic location to help Tocardo develop its operations in the UK, France and Ireland and provide project support to its world-wide operations.
The £123 million Wolf Minerals Drakelands tungsten and tin mine in Hemerdon near Plymouth is the first new metal mine to be opened in the UK for 45 years, and has already resulted in millions of pounds being injected into the Heart of the South West economy.