Areva will make a joint bid with a number of electrical companies, including China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp. (CGNPC), for the British Horizon project, an Areva spokesperson said. Areva’s CEO, Luc Oursel, first told reporters of the plans to make a bid at a conference in southern France on July 7.
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in January 2009 with the aim of developing up to 6,600 MW of new nuclear power station capacity. In March 2012, shareholders of Horizon, E.ON UK and RWE npower, announced their plans to withdraw from UK nuclear and seek new owners for Horizon. Horizon owns two nuclear plants, Wylfa, where it planned to develop new plants, and Oldbury.
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