EDF awards nuclear power lifetime extension projects

Jacobs to provide project management services to UK nuclear fleet

Doosan Babcock and French energy company EDF Energy signed a £70 million per year agreement to support the ongoing operation of seven Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (AGRs) in the United Kingdom as well as extending the operation life of the plants.

According to the BBC, the contract covers Dungeness B in Kent, Hunterston B in North Ayrshire, Hinkley Point B in Somerset, Hartlepool, Heysham 1 and 2 in Lancashire and Torness in East Lothian. The deal is expected to keep about 1,000 jobs.

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