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Balfour wins Hinkley Point C cable contractSubscription
Balfour Beatty has secured a deal with National Grid to provide electrical cabling at the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.
The £10bn Moorside nuclear power plant has been plunged into further doubt after Korean energy firm Kepco lost its preferred bidder status to develop the scheme.
Delays to EDF’s €11bn (£9.8bn) nuclear plant in northern France will have no impact on Hinkley Point C’s construction timeline, the company has insisted.
Bechtel bounces back to profit in 2017Subscription
Bechtel’s UK business has bounced back from a sharp loss in 2016 to report a £19.1m pre-tax profit for 2017.
Infra commission: Stop nuclear deals until 2025Subscription
The government should withhold financial support for all but one of the planned new nuclear projects until at least 2025, its chief infrastructure advisory body has said.
Features and analysis
Nuclear energy’s global footprint makes for interesting reading.
The UK is now midway between the government’s announcement of new nuclear sites in 2011 and the 2025 tipping point when swathes of existing supply will be shut down. CN takes the opportunity to analyse how each of the six nuclear new-builds is getting on.
Main contractor Nuvia is using a 25-tonne self-climbing platform held up by mere friction to demolish a chimney that rises 122 m above the ground.
Five new nuclear sites with as many as 12 new reactors are set to be built in the UK over the next decade. The question is whether the sector has the required pool of skills to deliver the government’s ambitions.
The government published its industrial strategy towards the end of 2017 with the aim of Whitehall and private firms working together to improve productivity.
Developments in the energy sector in the next 12 months will be influenced primarily by both advances in technology and changes in government policy.
Nuclear power, proton beams and even Chinese modular hotels have featured in the biggest site reports this year.
Hinkley tunnels hit by concrete issue Subscription