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EDF Energy plc

40 Grosvenor Place,
Victoria
London
SW1X 7EN
UK

Telephone : +44-20-7242-9050
Web : http://www.edfenergy.com


Article archive for EDF Energy plc;

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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....

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UK Government confirms Hinkley Point C nuclear project 15 September 2016

The UK Government issued the following press release on September 15: “Government confirms Hinkley Point C project following new agreement in principle with EDF - Ministers impose significant new safeguards for future foreign investment in critical infrastructure.”...

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UK Government announces surprise review of Hinkley Point C nuclear project 29 July 2016

The plan to build a new £18bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset suffered an eleventh-hour delay late on July 28 when the UK government said it would hold a new review hours after EDF, the project’s French developer, gave it the go-ahead. Greg Clark, the business and energy secretary, said that the Government would carefully consider the project before making a final decision in early autumn....