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UK Government approves EDF’s £18bn Hinkley power plant

20 Sep 2016
The UK government has approved EDF’s Hinkley Point C power plant project. 

EDF has publicised that the project will create more than 25,000 jobs, with China pledging to inject a further £6 billion. 

“The decision of the British Government to approve the construction of Hinkley Point C marks the relaunch of nuclear in Europe,” said Jean-Bernard Levy, chief executive of EDF. “This decision demonstrates confidence in the EPR technology and in the world-renowned expertise of the French nuclear industry.”

According to government officials, Hinkley Point C project will generate 7 percent of Britain’s electricity needs for 60 years. 

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