The French energy giant, which is building both plants, said Hinkley remained “on track” and the welding issues that have hit its Flamanville project in Normandy would not affect the Somerset scheme’s programme. The comments came after EDF revealed that nuclear fuel would not be loaded at Flamanville until late 2019, a year later than previous scheduled. EDF also confirmed the delays would increase the cost of the scheme by €400m (£355m). The delays were attributed to welding issues linked to the project’s EPR reactor, the same reactor being used at Hinkley.
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Bouygues has won a £35M contact to design and build ancillary buildings at EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
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