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China nuclear firm expects go-ahead for another plant in Britain - Xinhua


SHANGHAI China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) expects its plans for a new China-led nuclear power plant in Britain to win government approval within five years, the firm's chairman said in comments reported by state media late on Thursday.


UK signs long-awaited Franco-Chinese nuclear project behind closed doors 29 Sep 2016

LONDON A $24-billion deal to build Britain's first new nuclear power station in decades was signed behind closed doors in London on Thursday in a private ceremony that underlined Prime Minister Theresa May's cautious approach to the Franco-Chinese project.


Britain, France to sign Hinkley Point nuclear deal on Thursday - sources 29 Sep 2016

LONDON/PARIS The British government and France's EDF will officially sign a contract to build Britain's first new nuclear power plant in a generation on Thursday, after months of wrangling over the involvement of EDF's Chinese partner, sources said.


Hinkley Point a boost to UK steel, but not a game changer 23 Sep 2016

LONDON UK steelmakers are likely to win deals to supply the 18 billion pound nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, although that may not be enough to bolster Britain's troubled steel sector, industry experts say.


EU auditor sees nuclear decommissioning funds shortfall 20 Sep 2016

BRUSSELS European Union plans for financing the decommissioning of nuclear plants in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia are inadequate and more resources need to be put aside, the European Court of Auditors said in a report.


Exclusive - GE wins $1.9 billion order from Hinkley Point nuclear plant 16 Sep 2016

NEW YORK General Electric Co said it will receive $1.9 billion (1.44 billion pounds) for a contract to supply steam turbines, generators and other equipment to the Hinkley Point C project, the United Kingdom's first new nuclear power plant in decades.


May approves Hinkley Point nuclear plant, sets tighter controls 16 Sep 2016

LONDON Britain gave the go-ahead for a $24 billion (£18.1 billion) nuclear power plant on Thursday, ending weeks of uncertainty that had strained ties with China, which will help pay for it, and France, which will build it. | Video

EDF's hands tied tighter by UK's golden share in Hinkley Point 15 Sep 2016

LONDON Heavily indebted French utility EDF had its hands tied tighter on Thursday as it accepted the British government's demand for an effective 'golden share' in its $24 billion (£18.1 billion) Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project in England.


EDF Levy sees no immediate changes to Hinkley Point shareholding 15 Sep 2016

PARIS Britain gave the go-ahead on Thursday for French utility EDF's $24 billion (£18.1 billion) Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, ending weeks of uncertainty that strained ties with China and France.

South Korea's biggest earthquake triggers nuclear safety concerns 13 Sep 2016

SEOUL Two earthquakes that jolted South Korea on Monday night, including the largest ever recorded in the country, prompted concerns about the safety of nuclear plants clustered in the quake-prone southeast.