Hinkley Point C boss leaves project

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"[He] has made a decision to return to the U.S., his home country, to pursue new professional opportunities while allowing him to spend more time with his family, "EDF said in a statement".

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the British Government to abandon its plans to construct Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant sooner rather than later.

"A brief review of this week's and last week's press... indicates the fiasco that Hinkley Point C has become", Dr. Paul Dorfman, a senior researcher at UCL's Energy Institute, told City A.M.

And this week it emerged that the power station could be further put off, as five French union members on EDF's 18-seat board came out in opposition of the project.

A decision is now expected to be taken in the next few weeks, to coincide with the release of EDF's annual results. The company is said to be pressuring the French government, which owns 85 per cent of EDF, to take some of its stake in Hinkley Point.

Under current plans, Hinkley Point is due to be completed by 2025.

"The Nuclear Plant in France is being built with similar designs and is facing problem after problem, delaying the project by years".

CGN's involvement was agreed during Chinese president XI Jinping's visit to the United Kingdom in October and was touted as a crucial outcome of the trip.


Feb 2 An executive of French utility EDF in charge of Britain's first new nuclear power station project for 20 years is leaving to join USA energy company Entergy Corp, the US firm said on Tuesday.

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