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