China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) announced Thursday that it has signed all final agreements for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, and a suite of agreements relating to the projects of Sizewell C and Bradwell B, with French energy company EDF and the British government. This means that all the necessary government and commercial approvals have been completed for Hinkley Point C project and the flagship project of the “golden era” for China-Britain relations can now move forward after two months of delay. This follows the Britain’s decision to proceed with the project following a comprehensive review and revised agreement with EDF. At the same time, the agreements will also enable preparatory work to begin on Bradwell B, allowing CGN to put its HPR1000 technology through Britain’s generic design assessment (GDA) process.
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