The British government gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for a power line project at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, part of the infrastructure needed for power transmission at the station.
The project, which will use a new generation of pylon called the T-pylon, will carry power from EDF’s 3.2 GW nuclear plant to the southwest of England.
“This is a step forward in the Hinkley Point C project, which will play a crucial part in our plan to provide clean, affordable and secure energy for hardworking families and businesses,” energy and climate minister Lord Bourne said in a statement.
Hinkley Point C will be Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation. It is estimated to start up in 2025 and cost around à‚£18bn ($25.59bn).
EDF is in partnership with Chinese utility CGN to deliver the plant and a final investment decision is expected next week, according to a report in French daily, Le Figaro.
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