EDF puts Bradwell land up for sale

27 November 2009

EDF Energy has started the process of selling off land suitable for new nuclear build at its Bradwell site. It has invited “credible nuclear operators” to come forward and express interest in the site.

EDF is required to sell the land at Bradwell as part of conditions imposed when it purchased British Energy. In accordance with this, any sale agreed will be conditional on the final results of the Government’s Nuclear NPS and on EDF Energy obtaining planning permission for two European Pressurised water Reactors (EPR) at its site at Sizewell.

As part of the first stage of the sale process, EDF Energy is inviting credible nuclear operators to come forward with expressions of interest in the site.

Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, managing director nuclear new build, said:

“We believe the site at Bradwell which was named in the Government’s recently published draft Nuclear National Policy Statement, has good potential for new build and will be attractive to potential developers of nuclear power plants.

“EDF Energy has long indicated that we would like to build our four EPRs at Sizewell and Hinkley Point, with the first operational by the end of 2017.”

Similarly, if EDF secures planning consent at Hinkley Point, it would have been required to dispose of land suitable for new build at either Heysham or Dungeness. However the Dungeness site was not listed in the draft NPS due to environmental concerns.

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