Hinkley C will take year longer and cost £1.5 bln more

By Staff reporter 3 July 2017

Construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK will take at least a year longer than planned and cost up to £1.50 billion ($1.95 billion) more than earlier estimates, plant operator EDF conceded on Monday according to UK media.

The overrun would take total costs to £19.6 billion.

The government’s decision to approve the project has been viewed with widespread scepticism largely as a result of EDF’s failure to bring other recent nuclear projects online at anything approaching the initially proposed date or...

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