decision on Hinkley Point C 'will be made this year' says EDF
boss of EDF says he expects the company will make a final investment
decision on Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea by the end of
Jean-Bernard Levy said at a conference in Brussels on Tuesday:
"We are working actively today with our Chinese partners
to complete the discussion that we are having and announce a final
investment decision very soon."
he was asked whether "very soon" meant this year, he
responded: "If in my thinking very soon did not mean this
year, I would be disingenuous."
week, Levy said he expected EDF would pour its first concrete
for Hinkley Point in 2019 and that the potential exit of Britain
from the European Union would not change the plan.
£18bn project was first announced in October 2013 and EDF
announced a partnership for it with Chinese utility company CGN
in October last year, but EDF's investment decision has been delayed
recent months concerns have grown in France that the company may
struggle to meet the costs of building the plant given its financial