Given the complications of building a nuclear power plant in a foreign country, China’s nuclear exports have just gotten started and it is understandable that Chinese companies will face obstacles in participating in such projects, an expert said on Sunday. “More importantly, Chinese nuclear power companies need to seize every opportunity and try their best to participate in the construction of overseas nuclear power plants so as to gain experience, win trust and obtain market share,” Lin Boqiang, director of the Center for Energy Economics Research at Xiamen University, told the Global Times on Sunday. The comment came on the heels of a fresh delay by the British government to the Hinkley Point C project, the country’s first civilian nuclear power plant in more than a decade. Shortly after the board of EDF, the -project’s French developer, approved the project, UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said in a statement on Thursday that the government will review the project once more, according to the Financial Times.
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