The UK Government could be about to axe China’s involvement from UK nuclear power projects, with state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group set to be kicked off the Sizewell project. In a Gossage article published in the September 2020 issue of Electrical Review, our columnist described how Conservative backbenchers were trying to pressure the Government to limit CGN’s role in the UK’s nuclear industry. Back then it was a case of preventing the firm from showcasing its HPR1000 reactor technology on UK soil, but it seems that things have progressed dramatically since then. It’s funny how the worry then was that the Chinese would walk away from projects in Hinkley Point and Sizewell, whereas now it seems that the UK Government wants to prevent any involvement by the Chinese state-owned firm.
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