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US News EDF associated with a new nuclear project in the UK

18:55  30 june  2020
18:55  30 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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GB-NUCLEAIRE: EDF associated with a new nuclear project in the United Kingdom

EDF ASSOCIÉ À UN NOUVEAU PROJET NUCLÉAIRE AU ROYAUME-UNI © Reuters / Regis Duvignau EDF ASSOCIATED WITH A NEW NUCLEAR PROJECT in the UK

by Susanna Twidale

LONDON (Reuters) - Fifteen companies, including EDF, unions and engineering companies announced Tuesday the launch of a project focused on the production of "clean" energy in Cumbria in north-west of England, which would result in particular in the construction of a nuclear power plant.

This consortium proposes to build an EPR plant with a power of 3.2 gigawatt, similar to that of Hinkley Point being built in the United Kingdom by the French electrician, in cooperation with the Chinese CGN.

The plant is expected to supply around 7% of the UK's electricity supply, which has set a target of zero net emissions by 2050.

Toshiba Corp was originally scheduled to build a nuclear plant on the same site Moorside, but this project had been abandoned due to the bankruptcy of Westinghouse, the nuclear subsidiary of the Japanese group.

(Susanna Twidale, French version Anait Miridzhanian, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)

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