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Delay, cost increase announced for U.K. nuclear project
Perspex screens and reduced seating capacity in the Hinkley Point canteens help protect the workforce during breaks, EDF Energy said. Photo: EDF Energy
The unfortunate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nuclear new-build projects haven’t stopped with Vogtle: EDF Energy this morning reported that the expected startup date for Unit 1 at its Hinkley Point C site is being pushed from late 2025 to June 2026.
In addition, the project’s completion costs are now estimated to be in the range of £22 billion to £23 billion (about $30.2 billion to $31.5 billion), some £500 million (about $686 million) more than the 2019 estimate, EDF said, adding the caveat that these revisions assume an ability to begin a return to normal site conditions by the second quarter of 2021.
J. W. Yang, Y. P. Zhang, Q. L. Yuan, X. Y. Song, X. Li, Q. W. Yang, M. Liao, C. W. Luo, L. Y. Chen
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 57 | Number 2 | February 2010 | Pages 176-182
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST10-A9371
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Two silicon drift detectors combine with the new and nonconventional software pulse-height analyzer (SPHA) to measure the time evolution of soft-X-ray spectra, the thermal electron and superthermal electron temperatures. The high-quality soft-X-ray spectral distributions are easily obtained by the new SPHA. Therefore, the measurement accuracies and the time resolutions of thermal electron and superthermal electron temperatures are also improved. The enhancement phenomenon of superthermal electron avalanche during electron cyclotron resonance heating and the pronounced change for the time evolution of soft-X-ray spectra during supersonic molecular beam injection are observed by this system.