On January 27, EDF will make its final decision on the proposed construction of two EPR Hinkley Point C in Britain. The Board of Directors of January 27 is definitely a key appointment for EDF. Besides the folder Areva, the final decision to invest in Hinkley Point C (HPC) could also be on the agenda.
Le Figaro 14th Jan 2016 read more »
According to the French newspaper, Le Figaro, EDF could make a final decision on the proposed construction of Hinkley Point C at its Board of Directors meeting on 27th January 2016. Stop Hinkley spokesperson Roy Pumfrey said: “I’ll believe it when I see it. This is the ninth time EDF has said a final investment decision is imminent. Just last October the chairman of EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy, said work would be starting before the end of 2015. It would be completely reckless of the Board to give the go-ahead to this £25 billion project when the Company is in such a parlous state. Is it really sensible for EDF to commit to building two EPRs at Hinkley Point C when the Company is in such a precarious position and there are still no EPRs operating anywhere in the world – it has just been announced that even the Chinese EPRs are about four years late. We know there is considerable unease amongst employee shareholders about Hinkley Point C, which some fear could sink the company altogether. As one commentator put it the debate now is not about whether Hinkley Point C will go-ahead, but whether EDF itself can survive.”
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