Investors are being invited to register their interest in providing financial backing for the Sizewell C nuclear power station.
Companies with “substantial experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects” are being sought for the project.
Sizewell C is expected to house two of the most powerful nuclear reactors in the world. It will generate reliable, low-carbon power for up to 6 million homes over 60 years, avoiding 9 million tonnes of carbon each year. At peak construction, it is expected to support 10,000 jobs across the country.
Minister for Nuclear and Networks, Andrew Bowie, said: “Sizewell C is at the heart of the UK’s nuclear revival and our ambition to provide up to a quarter of the UK’s electricity from homegrown nuclear energy by 2050.
“I look forward to seeing strong and competitive bids from potential investors to bring new expertise and experience into the company to help deliver this critical piece of national infrastructure.”