French energy major EDF has called in engineering firm Assystem to help build two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) at Hinkley Point C nuclear facility in Somerset. According to Assystem, it has helped development of all EPRs worldwide – including EDF’s Flamanville plant in France, which has encountered several problems. However, Stéphane Aubarbier, the company’s executive vice-president, claims Hinkley Point project is already better prepared than Flamanville. “First, lessons have been learned from previous EPR projects. Second, the chosen project management methods are now global and ensure compliance with both costs and deadlines,” she said.
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Slaughter and May has received £12m in legal fees from the government in relation to its advice on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project.
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