Hinkley Point C costs may rise by £500m on back of Covid crisis

2021-01-27 17:44:00

The Guardian – Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

Opening of UK nuclear power plant could be delayed by six months

The Covid-19 pandemic could delay construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor by six months and raise its costs by £500m, according to its developer.

The fresh delays are expected to take the cost of the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation to £23bn, EDF Energy said, and put back its launch to the summer of 2026.

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