G4S wins £80m contract to guard new nuclear power plant

G4S has announced that it has successfully secured a ten-year contract with EDF Energy valued at £80 million overall. The worldwide secure outsourcing group will be providing security services for the construction of a nuclear power station at Hinckley Point, Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. G4S will be responsible for onsite security management, which includes access control, perimeter security, and visitor search and screening. The deal is still subject to a final investment decision. G4S is expected to deploy 300 of their own staff, a small addition to the estimated 25,000 jobs the full project is expected to create.