Thumbs up for Hinkley C nuclear connection

A new connection for the Hinkley C nuclear power station has been granted consent. DECC has given the thumbs up to National Grid Electricity Transmission for the infrastructure needed to transmit power from the plant. It will build a new electricity connection between Bridgwater in Somerset and Seabank in Avonmouth and will be the first […]

£100m contracts to UK manufacturers for Hinkley

EDF has announced two further bidder preferred contracts worth £100 million for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. The company claims they will help sustain jobs in the UK and boost the country’s manufacturing sector. It estimates that contracts, worth more than 60% of the construction costs for the nuclear station, will be […]

Firms named for £1.3bn Hinkley nuclear contracts

The preferred bidders for a new nuclear power plant with contract values of more than £1.3 billion have been revealed. EDF Energy announced the names of companies for the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset. They include joint venture Balfour Beatty Bailey for electrical cabling and equipment installation, ABB UK for power transmission and Laing […]

£2.8m for better transport links to nuclear power plant

The Government is providing funding worth £2.8 million to improve transport links to the UK’s first nuclear power station in more than 20 years. The Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset, being built by EDF Energy, will include two reactors which will be capable of generating 3.2GW of electricity. That’s enough to power nearly […]

EDF Energy’s £471m half-year profits

Power supplier EDF Energy saw profits of £471 million in the first half of this year, it announced today. The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were £903 million – a 3% rise compared to the first six months of 2012, with sales in the UK rising to €4,990 million (£4,323m), a […]

Nuclear plant targeted for protest

A demonstration is expected to blockade an EDF nuclear power station on Monday. The Stop Hinkley Group say 100 people will come from all over the country to block the plant’s entrance. EDF plans to build two new reactors at the Hinkley Point plant, which could generate 6% of the UK’s total energy. Local resident […]

Hinkley C gets local go-ahead

EDF Energy’s Hinkley C nuclear plant has been given local planning permission to build in Somerset and will be the first new nuclear plant to be built in the UK for 20 years. The developments have come just 10 days after the UK Parliament approved the National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure. The work is […]