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

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

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

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

Flamanville 3, France EPR 1650 2004 2006 2012 €2.8 2024 €19.4 6.9x $20.7 $12,569 20 12 $30.1 $18,215.7

Olkiluoto 3, Finland EPR 1600 2002 2004 2010 €3.2 2023 €11.0 3.4x $11.8 $7,349 21 13 $17.0 $10,651.3

Hinkley Point C, UK EPR 3260 2007 2014 2017 £16.0 2027 £32.7 2.0x $39.3 $12,057 20 10 $57.0 $17,473.7

Vogtle 3 & 4, GA, USA AP1000 2234 2006 2009 2016 $14.0 2023 $33.0 2.4x $33.0 $14,785 17 7 $47.9 $21,427.7

VC Summer 2 & 3, SC, USA AP1000 2234 2008 2009 2016 $9.8 cancelled $25.0 2.6x $25.0 $11,191 ∞ ∞ $36.2 $16,218.4

max $21,427.7

min $10,651.3

average $16,797.4

Exchange rates

EUR to USD 1.069 updated 20 Feb 23

STG to USD 1.202

AUD to USD 0.690

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: 2024 https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/edf-announces-new-delay-flamanville-epr-reactor-2022-12-16/

latest cost: €19.1bn 2020€ final cost estimate https://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2020/07/09/nucleaire-la-cour-des-comptes-ereinte-l-epr_6045707_3234.html

€300m 2022 cost increase https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fresh-delay-to-Flamanville-blamed-on-impact-of-pan

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: Mar-23 startup of permanent production https://www.marketscreener.com/news/latest/Finland-s-OL3-nuclear-power-reactor-postpones-restart--42961130/

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.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/hinkley-point-c-now-44-costlier-than-original-estimate

latest cost: £32.7bn 2022£ https://www.ft.com/content/ae5fb399-08ce-4045-bb70-45a6531ac5f2

Vogtle

announced: June 2006 https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML0902/ML090280033.pdf and MSR 11/2009

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: 2023 https://www.ajc.com/news/local/georgia-vogtle-nuclear-report-more-delays-extra-costs-flaws/mBxlgXiDcf0SIaTFr0cZXL/

latest cost: $33.030bn VCM28 https://psc.ga.gov/search/facts-document/?documentId=193355

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.

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

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Published 14/02/2024, 17:44:59

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