Approval granted for Hinkley Point C power line

The British government gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for a power line project at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, part of the infrastructure needed for power transmission at the station. Works taking place at Hinkley Point c nuclear plant project

The project, which will use a new generation of pylon called the T-pylon, will carry power from EDF's 3.2 GW nuclear plant to the southwest of England.

"This is a step forward in the Hinkley Point C project, which will play a crucial part in our plan to provide clean, affordable and secure energy for hardworking families and businesses," energy and climate minister Lord Bourne said in a statement.

Hinkley Point C will be Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation. It is estimated to start up in 2025 and cost around £18bn ($25.59bn).

EDF is in partnership with Chinese utility CGN to deliver the plant and a final investment decision is expected next week, according to a report in French daily, Le Figaro.

 



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...