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Sizewell C is the new power station planned to be built next to Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast. The power station would generate enough low carbon electricity for 6million homes and would run for 60 years and save 9 million tonnes of Co2 for every year of operation. It would provide reliable generation whatever the weather and support future growth of renewables. As well as helping to tackle the climate crisis, Sizewell C will deliver a boost in jobs, training and education in the East of England. There will be thousands of job opportunities for local people during the 9-12 year construction period and 900 skilled jobs when the power station is operational. The project is working with its supply chain to create at least 1,500 apprenticeships during its construction and continues to work with schools, colleges and other education providers to ensure local people have access to skilled, long term sustainable careers. The company is working with the Chambers of Commerce to ensure local businesses are ready for the opportunities available in the project that is estimated to make a lifetime contribution of £4billion to the regional economy.