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EDF: new delay of one year and at least 3 billion pounds of additional cost on the EPR of Hinkley Point

2022-05-19T21:45:29.598Z

The Hinkley Point project consists of building two EPR-type reactors in Somerset, in the south-west of England.



The French energy group EDF announced on Thursday May 19 that the construction site for two new generation nuclear reactors (EPR) at Hinkley Point in England would experience a further delay of at least one year and additional costs of at least 3 billion pounds.

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The start of electricity production for unit 1 is now scheduled for June 2027. The risk of postponing the delivery of the two units is assessed at 15 months, assuming the absence of a new pandemic and additional effect of the war in Ukraine

,” the French group said in a statement, now estimating the cost of the project “

between 25 and 26 billion pounds sterling

.”

The Hinkley Point project consists of building two EPR-type reactors in Somerset, in the south-west of England.

It was supposed to be delivered from the end of 2025. This plant must supply 7% of British electricity needs.

Source: lefigaro

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