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EDF looking at extending Sizewell B nuclear power plant’s operating life by 20 years 12 April 2022

EDF Energy has announced that the operating life of the Sizewell B nuclear power plant in Suffolk, UK could be extended by at least 20 years, from 2035 to 2055 or beyond. A final investment decision is anticipated by 2024, which would then be followed by the required capital investment in the plant, safety enhancements and obtaining the necessary approvals....

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EDF announces new green hydrogen project in Teesside 21 March 2022

EDF Renewables UK and Hynamics, a subsidiary of EDF Group specialising in hydrogen, have announced plans for a green hydrogen production centre in the vicinity of the former Redcar steelworks. EDF said the project would go towards supporting local and national government aspirations to regenerate Tees Valley by investing in decarbonisation....

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UK government backs Sizewell C nuclear project with £100 million 28 January 2022

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced £100 million of government funding on January 27 to support the continued development of the Sizewell C project in Suffolk. The funding will be invested by EDF into the project to help bring it to maturity, attract investors, and advance to the next phase in negotiations....

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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....