has "no impact" on EDF's plans to build Hinkley Point
boss of EDF has said that Brexit has "no impact" on
its plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea.
of today, we believe that this vote has no impact on our strategy,"
said Jean Bernard Levy, EDF Chairman.
strategy for our UK subsidiary has not changed. Our business strategy
is not linked to Great Britains political affiliation with
the European Union, so we have no reason to change it."
Levy emphasised in particular that there should be no fears of
reconsidering plans to construct two EPR nuclear reactors at Hinkley
Point, a gigantic £18 billion project, which is being challenged
by the Groups French trade unions and for which a final
investment decision is pending.
would just point out that in the last few days, spokespeople on
energy issues for the Brexit camp notably Energy Minister
Andrea Leadsom have on numerous occasions and again in
recent days come out in favour of maintaining the decarbonisation
policy, of maintaining the nuclear option, and of maintaining
the Hinkley Point project. Therefore there are no consequences
from this vote today."
final investment decision on whether to proceed with Hinkley C
is due to be taken in thre autumn after its ongoing consultation
with unions is completed.