Arms wrestling between the state and the EDF in the British EPR

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

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

Confusion surrounding the English EPR project at Sizewell. EDF’s board of directors voted against signing on Wednesday Government investment decision (GID) has been in talks between EDF and the British government regarding the construction of a pair of EPR nuclear reactors at Sizewell in Suffolk, we have learned from five sources on the matter.

The issue was put on the agenda by EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Levy. But the majority of state representatives voted against. Relatedly, EDF management did not want to confirm. The plan was approved by the British government on 20 July.

Rivals to the Chinese

“The French government has indicated that the Sizewell agreement will not be implemented within the planned timetable”, indicates a source close to the case. Very tight schedule. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted to formally sign the GID with Jean-Bernard Levy on Thursday, the day after its ratification.

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