A Welsh firm has been named as the preferred bidder for a 200,000-tonne order of steel for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project.

The order to Express Reinforcements, placed by the Bouygues and Laing O'Rourke joint venture main contractors, is understood to be worth over £100 million.

Reinforced steel will be supplied from the firm's Neath and Newport manufacturing centres using rod supplied by CELSA Steel in Cardiff.

EDF Energy, which plans to build the power station in Somerset, said: "In February this year, EDF Energy said that Hinkley Point C would be a significant opportunity for UK steel.

"The company has helped steel producers understand the requirements needed for nuclear construction so that a large proportion of its requirement could come from UK companies, subject to a competitive process."

The multi-billion pound project is on hold while the Government reviews the details.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to make an announcement on Hinkley later this month.