A NUCLEAR power station on the coasts of Suffolk could support jobs in the Wee County if given government financial backing.

Company Trillium Flow Technologies, which runs a service centre in Alloa, has joined a major industrial consortium to call on the UK Government to back plans for the Sizewell C nuclear power station.

The engineering and service firm is looking to cut out a slice in the nuclear supply chain, securing jobs in the area.

David Gallacher, managing director at Trillium Flow Services in Alloa, said: “I’m pleased to have joined the Sizewell C Consortium as we look to secure part of the future of the nuclear supply chain in Scotland.

“Sizewell C is a proposal that can guarantee jobs right here in Alloa and we look forward to doing our bit to make sure it gets the green light.”

The proposed Sizewell C twin-unit reactors, which would generate 3.2GW of power, would be built near two others on the Suffolk coast.

Plans for the proposed C units have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate last month.

However, it is understood that the consortium is looking for the government to assist in financing the project.

Cameron Gilmour, spokesman for the Sizewell C Consortium, added: “Britain has built a world beating nuclear industry supply chain which supports thousands of highly skilled jobs across the UK.

“The Sizewell C supply chain is ready and willing to help government with the green economic recovery.

“A firm commitment on the future of Sizewell C will help sustain the nuclear supply chain and can deliver significant benefits to the UK’s low carbon economic prosperity.”

The consortium says the project would be a major boost for the UK nuclear sector, which directly provides 60,000 highly skilled jobs and another 160,000 positions sustained across the wider supply chain.

It is understood the move could support around 200 jobs in Alloa.

The consortium intends to sign a memorandum of understanding to guarantee British jobs and investment in the building of the twin-unit reactors.

As part of that, up to 70 per cent of contacts will go to businesses based in Britain.

The consortium incorporates 32 companies, including Atkins, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Bilfinger, Cavendish Nuclear, Doosan Babcock, EDF, Jacobs, Laing O'Rourke, Mott MacDonald, Mace and much more.