September 27, 2018 / 6:25 AM / 3 months ago

EDF Energy says it is making progress on UK's Hinkley C nuclear plant

PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - EDF Energy said it was making progress on the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Britain, which has faced cost overruns and previous delays.

France’s EDF Energy said in a statement on Thursday that the project was on track to meet its next major milestone in 2019, namely the completion of the 4,500 tonne concrete platform on which the reactor buildings sit. It said the Hinkley project was on track to come online by the end of 2025.

Last year, EDF raised the cost estimate for Hinkley to 19.6 billion pounds ($25.7 billion) after a review.

$1 = 0.7614 pounds Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Adrian Croft

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