Deals to bring big expansion of nuclear energy

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Series Details 30.4.09
Publication Date 30/04/2009
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Article reports that a big expansion of nuclear power in the United Kingdom was launched on the 29 April 2009 as a German consortium comprising RWE and Eon bought two sites at Wylfa and Oldbury for building new reactor plants and committed itself to a huge investment programme.

The German consortium's announcement gives Britain a second strong nuclear generator to compete with EDF of France, which acquired the third of the sites which was on offer at this time at Bradwell.

Related Links
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Homepage
NDA: Press Release, 29.4.09: Winning bidders in NDA land auction announced
BBC News, 29.4.09: Three nuclear power sites bought
E.ON UK: Press Release, 29.4.09: E.ON and RWE joint venture secures Oldbury new nuclear land in NDA auction, commits to further community consultation
E.ON: Press Release, 29.4.09: E.ON UK, RWE npower joint venture successful in bidding for land at Wylfa and Oldbury for nuclear new build

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