(Bloomberg) – The British government is exploring ways to exclude China General Nuclear, China’s state nuclear company, from all future plans in the UK, which is another sign that relations between the two countries are deteriorating.
The opinion of a person who does not want the risky projects to include the $ 20 billion ($ 27.5 billion) Sizewell C nuclear power plant, Suffolk’s partner Electric de France and the Broadwell-on-Sea project in Essex needs to be identified.
CGN is also 33% interested in the Hingley Point C facility currently under construction in Somerset and is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. While the EDF predicts that five of the UK’s eight nuclear power plants will be permanently shut down by 2024, a setback in the new capacity to replace them could put the country at risk of not reaching the zero net emission target.
The move highlights the tough stance the Boris Johnson administration has taken towards China. Johnson blocked Hawaii Technologies’ role in the launch of the UK’s 5G wireless network, and earlier this month the British National Security Council launched an investigation into the acquisition of China’s largest Nhipsperia chip factory under Chinese control.
“All nuclear projects in the UK are conducted under strong and independent control to meet the strict legal, regulatory and national security requirements of the UK, which ensures that our interests are protected,” said a spokesman for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Report, when asked about posture. “Nuclear energy has a key role to play in the UK’s low carbon energy future,” he said.
CGN plans were previously published by the Financial Times on Sunday.
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