The French electricity utility EDF announced on Thursday (September 27th) that it hopes to complete next year the 4,500 tonne concrete slab that will support the reactors of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in England. “More than 3,200 people are working on this new nuclear power plant in Somerset. The project is on track for its next big step in 2019: the completion of a 4,500-tonne concrete platform on which the reactor buildings will rest , ” said in a statement EDF Energy, the British subsidiary of the French giant , and his Chinese partner CGN. The final investment decision for this project was taken exactly two years ago by EDF, which is the contracting authority, and CGN, which holds a third of the project, following an agreement with the British government which promotes the construction of new reactors and guaranteed the price of electricity that will be produced on site.
Le Monde 27th sept 2018 read more »
Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock have joined forces to officially form the MEH Joint Venture to deliver the erection sequence for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant construction site in Somerset, England.
World Nuclear News 27th Sept 2018 read more »