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20th centrury north america and western european nuclear projects

Collated figures on all nuclear power projects started in N. American & Western Europe since Chernobyl disaster — all over-budget, behind schedule

climate, energy, climate change

21st Century Nuclear Power Station Construction Starts — North America and Western Europe

Plant Make Capacity Announced Initial works Initial projected completion Initial cost (bn) Current projected completion Latest projected cost (bn) Gross multiplier (see note) USD (bn) USD/W Years end-to-end Years late AUD (bn) AUD/W

Flamanville 3, France EPR 1650 2004 2006 2012 €2.8 2023 €19.1 6.8x $22.5 $13.7 19 11 $30.9 $18.7

Olkiluoto 3, Finland EPR 1600 2002 2004 2010 €3.2 2022 €11.0 3.4x $13.0 $8.1 20 12 $17.8 $11.1

Hinkley Point C, UK EPR 3260 2007 2014 2017 £16.0 2027 £22.9 1.4x $29.3 $9.0 20 10 $40.2 $12.3

Vogtle 3 & 4, GA, USA AP1000 2234 2006 2009 2016 $14.0 2022 $27.9 2.0x $27.9 $12.5 16 6 $38.2 $17.1

VC Summer 2 & 3, SC, USA AP1000 2234 2008 2009 2016 $9.8 cancelled $25.0 2.6x $25.0 $11.2 ∞ ∞ $34.2 $15.3

max $18.7

min $11.1

Exchange rates

EUR to USD 1.18

STG to USD 1.28

AUD to USD 0.73

Flamanville 3 Figure Cost type Reference Note

announced: Oct-04 https://web.archive.org/web/20141014020153/http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/newsarticle.aspx?id=14496

initial works: summer 2006 ibid.

initial completion: 2012 ibid.

initial cost: €2.8bn 2001€ OCC ibid. €3.48bn in 2015€, OCC

latest completion: 2023 https://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2020/07/09/nucleaire-la-cour-des-comptes-ereinte-l-epr_6045707_3234.html

latest cost: €19.1bn 2020€ final cost estimate ibid.

Olkiluoto 3

announced: 2002 https://tem.fi/documents/1410877/2937056/Nuclear+Energy+in+Finland https://twitter.com/VTulkki/status/1304708131965067264?s=20

initial works: Feb-04 ibid.

initial completion: 2010 https://web.archive.org/web/20070927094543/http://www.ol3.areva-np.com/project/chrono.htm

initial cost: €3.2bn 2012€ cost to vendor https://www.neimagazine.com/features/featurea-long-and-winding-road-5671917/

latest completion: Feb-22 https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11516011

latest cost: €11bn 2020€ final cost estimate https://www.worldnuclearreport.org/IMG/pdf/wnisr2019-v2-hr.pdf

Hinkley Point C

announced: 2007? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-edf-britain-nuclear-hinkley-timeline/timeline-britains-hinkley-point-c-nuclear-project-idUSKCN10E1JS Announcement by EDF Energy's CEO.

2007 https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hinkley-Point-C.pdf

initial works: May-14 ibid.

2011 https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hinkley-Point-C.pdf

initial completion: 2017? ibid.

initial cost: £16.0 2013£ OCC https://www.edfenergy.com/file/1405/download?token=gcM0D47gaHPuYvBZ7XqN0y_fjxKHLOvYuZJg1hoqRJc

latest completion: 2027 https://www.ft.com/content/3c3658e0-27f5-49a5-b948-3986da3e5bcd

latest cost: £22.9 2020£ final cost estimate https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/akwayk/ons-nuclear-power-stations-climate-warning-uk

Vogtle

announced: 2006 https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML0902/ML090280033.pdf

initial works: 2009 https://www.cmbg.org/papers/2018Presentations/Vogtle%2034%20Update%20-%20External.pptx

initial completion: 2016 https://web.archive.org/web/20111227121317/http://southerncompany.com/nuclearenergy/SNCmedia/Vogtle_Media_Guide.pdf

initial cost: $14bn 2013$ reports https://www.ajc.com/business/vogtle-nuclear-project-take-longer-cost-more/gNRfHV6BSluTa4eDAUFIeL/

latest completion: 2022 https://www.ajc.com/news/local/georgia-vogtle-nuclear-report-more-delays-extra-costs-flaws/mBxlgXiDcf0SIaTFr0cZXL/

latest cost: $27.9bn 2020$ status report https://twitter.com/mtaylor_nz/status/1306609851582349313?s=20

VC Summer

announced: Mar-08 https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/summer.html

initial works: 2009 https://ors.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Regulatory/electricNaturalGas/newNuclear/VCSummerUnits/quarterlyReports/ORS4thQtr31710.pdf

initial completion: 2016 https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newssummer-time-for-ap1000-721

initial cost: $9.8bn 2008$ OCC plus forecasted inflation, owner’s costs and contingencies ibid.

latest completion: cancelled 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/climate/nuclear-power-project-canceled-in-south-carolina.html

latest cost: $25bn 2017$ final cost estimate ibid.

nb: Gross multiplier is a simple comparison between initial and latest costs. Initial cost may or may not include inflation, interest and owner's costs. Check sources.

20th centrury north america and western european nuclear projects
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Published 01/02/2021, 03:14:53

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