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Hinkley Point C construction to continue, but workforce reduced to half 25 March 2020

EDF Energy has said it will reduce the size of its workforce at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in Somerset, UK due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From March 24, the workforce at Britain’s largest construction site will drop from 4,500 to around 2,000 as remaining skilled workers concentrate on critical areas and work in shifts with extra transport and staggered breaks to minimise contact....

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EDF set to submit planning application for £16bn Sizewell C nuclear power plant 03 March 2020

EDF is finalising its formal planning application to build a new nuclear power station on the east coast of Suffolk in Sizewell, UK. According to The Telegraph, the French energy company will submit a Development Consent Order (DCO) in the next few weeks as part of the final stages in the planning process for the new £16 billion nuclear power station, Sizewell C....

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UK nuclear plant to run almost £3 billion over budget 25 September 2019

French power group EDF has said the new nuclear plant it is building at Hinkley Point C in south-western England will cost up to £2.9bn more than previously estimated due to challenging ground conditions at the site....

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SKF dynamic motor monitoring improves equipment reliability for EDF Energy 05 August 2019

EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment from SKF to monitor the condition of key components at Hartlepool nuclear power station....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - UK Nuclear Generation - A Decade of Transformation 19 December 2018

EDF Energy owns and operates the United Kingdom’s eight operational nuclear power stations, providing 9GW of capacity, around 20% of the UK’s electricity, from 14 advanced gas cooled reactors (AGR) and one pressurised water reactor (PWR). Over the last decade the safety and operational performance of EDF Energy's nuclear plants has been transformed. ...

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EDF extends outage at UK reactor where cracks found 22 November 2018

EDF Energy has extended an outage at the no. 3 reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station in Scotland, offline since March when cracks were found in its core, until February 21. The reactor was initially scheduled to return to service on November 17, later pushed back until December 18. The cracks were found in graphite bricks used to control the nuclear reaction within the reactor. ...

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UK nuclear regulator to prosecute EDF Energy and Doosan Babcock 22 August 2018

According to a news release on August 22, the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified EDF Energy Nuclear Generation and Doosan Babcock of its intention to prosecute both companies. The charges relate to an incident on 12 April 2017 at the Hinkley Point B nuclear power station in Somerset, owned and operated by EDF Energy, which resulted in injury to a Doosan Babcock employee. ...

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EDF Energy Nuclear Generation: a decade of transformation 15 June 2018

Over the last decade, the safety and operational performance of EDF Energy's UK nuclear plants has been transformed. After years of sustained improvement, combined safety and operational results now represent the best overall performance in the past 40 years and are, in many instances, world leading. ...

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Planned new UK nuclear plant may not be feasible without prompt government commitment - EDF boss 13 April 2018

EDF has threatened to cease the development of the Sizewell C nuclear power station project unless the government agrees this year to come up with a viable funding model for the proposed nuclear plant in Suffolk. The boss of the group’s UK arm, EDF Energy, had previously said the plant could be built for around 20% less than the Hinkley Point C plant currently under construction in Somerset....

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Paving the way to safer, more cost-efficient nuclear reactors 27 April 2017

In 2014, The Independent newspaper reported on an impending “nuclear crisis” in the UK. Unlike many other fears commonly associated with that expression, this was a crisis of age and the possible extinction for the country’s aging nuclear fleet. At the time, all but one of Britain’s reactors was predicted to close in 15 years....