MYRRHA's value creation: € 6.4 billion
In 2017, MYRRHA requested PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct a socio-economic impact study of the project on local, national and international level. PwC concluded that MYRRHA’s socio-economic impact in terms of added value creation is estimated at a total of € 6.4 billion throughout its lifetime to 2065. This impact is split between construction, generating € 1.5 billion (23%), and operations, worth € 4.9 billion (77%).
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MYRRHA’s total socio-economic impact in terms of employment creation is estimated at a total of about 34,000 yearly Full-Time Equivalent (FTEs) cumulated throughout its lifetime to 2065. This impact is split between construction, generating over 18,000 cumulated yearly FTEs (54%) in total, and operations (including periodic maintenance), with nearly 15,500 cumulated yearly FTEs (46%) in total.
Job creation will apply to MYRRHA’s Belgian and international partners and suppliers. This includes opportunities in civil and industrial engineering, components for accelerator and reactor manufacturing and testing, and reactor construction.
Operational opportunities include nuclear fuel supply, infrastructure maintenance, research projects and high-tech spin-offs.