British construction group Kier
Kier said in a statement on Monday that the contract to carry out site works for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, which is due to provide 6 percent of Britain's energy needs, would create 350 jobs.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron last week used a summit in Paris to unveil contracts worth 500 million pounds that will see EDF, Areva
EDF is taking the lead in building Britain's next generation of nuclear reactors after buying British Energy in a 12.4 billion pound deal three years ago.
(Reporting by Paul Hoskins; Editing by Sarah Young)