EDF is to close its Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent, seven years earlier than planned as the UK’s nuclear fleet continues to shrink.
EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant will be delayed by a further six months due to disruption from COVID-19.
Hitachi has pulled out of the troubled Wylfa Newydd nuclear project in Wales, citing the changed investment environment caused by COVID-19.
After a two month deferral caused by COVID-19, EDF has submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate for its Sizewell C nuclear reactor.
Liam Stoker reflects on yesterday’s news that EDF is now more likely to be late and cost up to £2.9 billion more than previously thought, and draws parallels with another hugely costly project that’s now months late in the delivery.
EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project is at greater risk of running 15 months behind schedule and could cost the firm up to £2.9 billion more than previously estimated, the French power giant has confirmed.