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.