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