France's EDF stands by UK nuclear plant timetable

Hinkley Point, which EDF will build in partnership with CGN, will be Britain's first nuclear power plant in decadesFrench power company EDF said on Wednesday it is not planning any delay in the construction of the controversial Hinkley Point nuclear plant which is to go onstream in 2025. The Financial Times, citing an internal white paper, said engineers at the utility had called for at least a two-year delay in the project and recommended a redesign of the reactor technology. Hinkley Point, which EDF is to build in partnership with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), will be Britain’s first nuclear power plant in decades and is to provide seven percent of its energy needs by 2025.

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