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EDF: Hinkley Point EPR further delayed


The French postpones the start of the British EPR by one year. The bill will be increased by 3 billion pounds.

With each EPR, this new generation nuclear reactor, its share of schedule shifts and cost increases.

This was the case with the first in Europe, that of Olkiluoto, in Finland, which entered into service this year


years late.

This is the case of the Flamanville EPR, in Seine-Maritime, which has still not entered into service.

And, on Friday, EDF announced that the construction site for two EPRs at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, in the United Kingdom, would be subject to a further delay and additional costs.

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“The start of electricity production from unit 1 is now planned for June 2027”

, indicates the group, when the energy company was previously targeting June 2026. When the British government had signed with EDF and the Chinese CGNPC (shareholder in 33.5% of Hinkley Point) the contract formalizing this project, in 2016, the initial schedule provided for commissioning at the end of 2025. This is therefore the second postponement.

Along with this shift in time...

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Source: lefigaro

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