Arm wrestling between state and EDF in British EPR

Arm wrestling between state and EDF in British EPR
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson touches a generator during his tour of the Sizewell nuclear power plant in Suffolk County, England, Thursday. Chris Radburn/Pool via Reuters

INFO LE FIGARO – Draft agreement between EDF and London for Sizewell site provides for departure of Chinese CGN.

Confusion in the English EPR scheme at Sizewell. EDF’s board of directors voted against signing on Wednesday Government investment decision (GID) is in talks between EDF and the British government over the construction of a pair of EPR reactors at Sizewell in Suffolk, we’ve learned from five sources familiar with the matter.

EDF’s CEO Jean-Bernard Levy put the matter on the agenda. But state officials voted against it, taking most executives with them. When contacted, EDF management declined to confirm. The British government, for its part, approved the plan on July 20.

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“The French government has indicated that it will not implement the Sizewell Agreement in the agreed manner within the planned timetable”, indicates a source close to the case. Very tight schedule. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted to officially sign the GID with Jean-Bernard Levy on Thursday…

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