Allegations in today’s Sunday Telegraph story about Hinkley Point C
Allegations in today’s Sunday Telegraph story about Hinkley Point C are untrue. The role of CGN is not increasing at Hinkley Point C and at no stage did anyone on the project suggest lifting a structure over workers, nor has there been any disagreement over the approach to be taken to the dome lift.
Hinkley Point C is a European designed nuclear reactor - being built with experience and innovation from similar reactors around the world, including the reactors built by EDF, Framatome and CGN at Taishan. This co-operation has always been made public. The majority of the workforce and supply chain at Hinkley Point C is British. British engineers benefit from more than 60 years of experience in building and operating nuclear plants and the UK supply chain is driving innovation and improvements in the plant’s construction.
There are around 30 CGN workers employed in the UK project team out of a total of around 6,000 people.
EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission, electric future and tackling climate change. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity(1) and supplies millions of customers with electricity and gas.
It generates low carbon electricity from five nuclear power stations and more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms*.
EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.
EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with more than 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 4GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland.
EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity, selling energy back to the grid or installing a heat pump. EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.
EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 11,000 people at locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
*EDF is continuing to operate its last coal power station until 31 March 2023 at the request of Government to support security of supply over winter.