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EPR site in England: further delay and additional cost, EDF announcement

2021-01-27T08:19:37.116Z

"The start of electricity production is now scheduled for June 2026, instead of the end of 2025," says the group.



EDF announced on Wednesday that its huge construction site for two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C in England was further behind

schedule

and would generate additional costs, due to the "

impacts of the pandemic

" of Covid-19, in a statement.

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"

The start of electricity production by Unit 1 is now scheduled for June 2026 instead of the end of 2025 as initially announced in 2016

" during the validation of the project, while its cost is now estimated between 22 and 23 billion sterling, against a range of 21.5 to 22.5 billion previously announced, indicates the French group.

Source: lefigaro

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