Regulators approve China’s nuclear reactor design for use in the UK

They said the UK Hualong Pressurised Water Reactor – UK HPR1000 – can be built in the UK, following an application for a version of the reactor design proposed to be built at Bradwell B in Essex

EDF responds to reported leak at its Chinese nuclear power plant

The company said it has been informed of a build-up of rare gases at its nuclear power station in China

EDF denies increasing role of China’s CGN at Hinkley nuclear plant

It dismissed the claims made in the Sunday Telegraph story, which alleges the Chinese state energy company is ‘more closely involved’ in the project than what was previously disclosed

US blacklists Chinese nuclear firm involved in UK Hinkley Point C project

China General Nuclear Power partnered with EDF to help fund a third of the £20bn cost of the nuclear power plant being built in Somerset

CGN buys majority stake in 650MW Swedish wind farm

The facility is expected to be able to provide clean power for as many as 400,000 families

EU court dismisses Austrian challenge to UK Hinkley nuclear subsidies

It ruled the government’s contribution to the new nuclear plant in Somerset does not violate EU rules

CGN signs MoU to deepen links with UK’s nuclear supply chain

China’s largest nuclear power producer hopes to develop its expertise and knowledge

Wood Group wins UK nuclear project contract

Wood Group has won a contract to provide technical assistance for a nuclear power project in the UK. It is supporting General Nuclear System (GNS) Limited, a joint venture between EDF Energy and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) as it seeks preliminary regulatory assessment of a reactor proposed for Bradwell in Essex. The Office […]

China’s CGN eyes second nuclear power deal in UK

A Chinese nuclear energy developer is exploring a bid to invest in a nuclear power station under construction in Cumbria. CGN, which already owns a large stake in the Hinkley Point C facility, hopes to buy an equity stake in Toshiba’s 3.4GW NuGen Moorside project. A CGN spokesperson said: “CGN has accepted the invitation to […]

UK starts approval process for Chinese nuclear reactor design

The UK Government has asked nuclear regulators to assess a Chinese-designed reactor for a proposed plant in Britain. Industry and Energy Minister Jesse Norman made the announcement yesterday for a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the UK HPR1000 reactor. China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and France’s EDF submitted an application through their joint venture […]