Golf giant sponsors Sizewell nuclear power station
By Sandy Driver, Golf Correspondent
Today’s go ahead for energy giant EDF and the Chinese to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley includes a money-spinning sponsorship plan for Sizewell B, we can reveal.
Golfing company Titleist began advertising on the Sizewell dome, which dominates the Suffolk coast skyline like a huge golf ball, from 6am this morning.
Income from the ad deal is put at £20 million over three years, much of which will be pumped into the local economy, such as second homes for Londoners and the manufacture of men’s red trousers.
“The Hinkley deal will dominate the news agenda today, but we did not want Sizewell to be left out,” an EDF insider told the Suffolk Gazette. “We felt this was a great PR opportunity, and the sponsored ‘ball’ will raise money for the area, as well as attracting tourists.”
A spokesman for Titleist said: “It’s rather large, isn’t it? This is one golf ball you could never lose.”
Plans are still being discussed for a Sizewell C power station, and already planners a insisting on a football-style dome in order to attract sponsors such as Nike.