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EDF ends electricity generation at Hunterston B power station 11 January 2022

EDF announced on January 7 that electricity generation at the Hunterston B power station in North Ayrshire, UK had ended after 46 years. Reactor 4 was shutdown at midday on January 7 by Station Director, Paul Forrest, EDF said in its statement....

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EDF to move Dungeness B into defuelling phase 09 June 2021

EDF confirmed on June 7 that it would be moving its Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent, southeast England into the defuelling phase with immediate effect. Since September 2018 the station has been in an extended outage in which EDF has been managing a range of unique, significant and ongoing technical challenges that are not found at the other six AGR power stations, the company said in a statement....

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EDF Energy could bring Dungeness B nuclear plant’s decommissioning date forward 09 April 2021

EDF Energy announced on April 8 that it was exploring a range of options in relation to its Dungeness B nuclear plant in Kent, south east England. One of the options is to bring forward the plant’s decommissioning date of 2028 as it continues to suffer from technical challenges that continue to make its future both difficult and uncertain, EDF said....

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Blyth offshore wind farm phase two expansion underway using floating turbines 01 February 2021

EDF Renewables plans to build phase two of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm off the coast of Northumberland using floating offshore wind technology. Once completed it would be among the first projects of this kind in English waters....

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New plans submitted for energy hub on nuclear site in Cumbria, UK 09 July 2020

A group of companies and trade unions, including energy giant EDF, submitted new proposals on June 30 for an energy hub to be built in Cumbria, north west England. Previous plans for the Moorside site were scrapped in 2018 after Japanese company Toshiba Corporation failed to find a buyer for its UK subsidiary NuGen which was set to build a nuclear power station at the site near Sellafield....

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EDF given notice to protect French nuclear plant from risk of external explosion 12 June 2020

France's nuclear safety authority (ASN) served a formal notice to EDF on June 4 relating to the Gravelines nuclear power plant. ASN has told EDF that work is required on five of Gravelines’ six reactors so that they are protected against the risk of an external explosion at the nearby Dunkirk LNG terminal....

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EDF submits planning application for Sizewell C nuclear power plant 27 May 2020

EDF said on May 27 that it had submitted a development consent order (DCO) to the UK’s Planning Inspectorate after the process was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic in March. If plans are approved, Sizewell C will power around 6 millions homes and create around 25,000 jobs during construction....

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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....