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Hinkley Point C – Agreements signed – It’s all go

Thursday 22nd October, 2015

Work to begin on Hinkley Point reactor within weeks after China deal signed

Work on the first new nuclear power plant in the UK for 20 years is set to begin within weeks after the French energy company EDF and China’s main nuclear operator agreed a deal on building the £18bn project.

The deal was signed off in front of David Cameron and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and announced at a joint press conference in London, with Xi describing the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset as the “flagship project of cooperation” in a new era for China and Britain.

State-owned China General Nuclear Power (CGN) has taken a 33.5% stake in Hinkley, with EDF holding the remainder of the ownership.

You can read more at http://www.edfenergy.com/energy/nuclear-new-build-projects/hinkley-point-c/news-views/agreements-in-place

The go ahead brings opportunities for local businesses to supply goods and services supporting the building of the Hincley C reactor.

If you would like to become a part of this supply chain you can find out more here at http://www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk/

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