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EDF Energy expects 1200 new jobs and 300 apprentices to be created in the next phase of construction of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant in Somerset, England. They will become part of the 4000 strong workforce who will fit electrical systems, cables and pipes at the plant.

Date: Thursday, 09 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jobs-boost-as-Hinkley-Point-C-construction-enters

EDF Energy announced today it has applied to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to build the Sizewell C nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast of England. The application, which follows four rounds of public consultation that began in 2012, was deferred for two months "in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances created by the Coronavirus", the French-owned company said.

Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-Energy-submits-plans-for-Sizewell-C

The European Court of Justice should dismiss an appeal brought by Austria in respect of the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant in the UK, Advocate General Gerard Hogan has concluded. His opinion will be taken into account when the European Court of Justice rules on Austria's appeal of the General Court's 2018 decision to reject the case.

Date: Friday, 08 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dismiss-Austrias-appeal-against-HPC-aid-Advocate-G

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The basemat for the first reactor unit has been completed at the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset enabling construction of the nuclear buildings above ground to begin, EDF Energy said.

Date: Monday, 01 July 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbasemat-completed-for-hinkley-point-c1-7283838

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-HPR1000-moves-to-next-step-of-design-assessment

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation until 14 September on draft regulations that aim to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime following the UK's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) as part of its departure from the European Union.

Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-s-post-Brexit-nuclear-plans-face-scrutiny

French utility EDF said on 14 February that it would deliver positive cash flow next year before it has to invest in upgrading its ageing French nuclear plants and building new reactors in the UK. Announcing its financial results for 2016, EDF,  which is 85% state-owned, said group sales were €71.203bn ($75.630bn), down 5.1%. Operating profit was up 75.6% at €7.514bn, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation were 6.7% lower, at €16.414bn, following the temporary closure of about a third of its French reactors last year for safety checks. The group's share of net income grew 140.2% to €2.851bn on lower impairment losses and an extension to 50 years of the accounting depreciation period of its 900MWe pressurised water reactors in France.

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-sales-down-but-improvement-expected-in-2018-5741134

The UK government on 15 September approved Electricite de France’s (EDF’s) GBP18bn ($24bn) project to build two Areva-designed European Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs) at the Hinkley Point C site. However, the government has set new conditions on EDF and its Chinese partner, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), which is set to invest in Hinkley through its new company, General Nuclear International. The UK confirmed previously that EDF would initially have a 66.5% stake in the project, with CGN taking 33.5%.

Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshinkley-approved-china-welcomes-decision-5010145