China plans central role in UK nuclear industry after Hinkley Point approval

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China General Nuclear aims to submit designs for Bradwell power station in Essex within weeks of Somerset approval, sources say

China is set for a central role in Britain’s nuclear industry after the government gave the go-ahead for a new power station at Hinkley Point.

The Chinese company involved in the £18bn project plans to submit a design for a nuclear power station in Essex within weeks. China General Nuclear agreed to take a 33% stake in Hinkley Point C in Somerset, alongside the French energy group EDF, in return for leading the project at Bradwell, Essex.

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