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This article appears in Contruction News:
EDF suspends nuclear site preparations until final Hinkley decision made.
EDF Energy will suspend preparation works at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site until a final investment decision is made on the £24.5bn project.
In a project update, it said the next phase of work on site would “require a substantial increase in spending levels” and would start “as soon as the final investment decision has been made”.
It expects the final investment decision to be made “in the coming months”, it said.
After several delays, EDF had expected financing for the new nuclear plant to be in place by March.
However, it announced in February that the decision was still months away.
The energy company said it had carried out “extensive work” to make the site ready for the final investment decision, including earthworks, drainage works, and providing concrete production and welfare facilities.
The Kier/Bam Nuttall joint venture started the second phase of its £100m site preparation works contract at Hinkley last summer.
EDF will complete associated roadworks in Bridgewater, at the Washford Cross roundabout in west Somerset and the Cannington bypass, before waiting until for the final investment decision.
Around 400 people are working at the site in Somerset and are at risk of losing their jobs, according to reports in the Western Daily Press.
Project planning, engineering design and commercial supply chain work will continue “to ensure the project’s readiness”, EDF said.
The firm said it had made good progress on work to finalise agreements with the government to enable a final investment decision “in the coming months”.
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