U.K., China Poised for Deal on World's Costliest Nuclear Plant

  • Construction cost is 24.5 billion pounds ($37.9 billion)
  • EDF in talks with Chinese investors on deal structure

View of the construction site of the third-generation nuclear plant in Flamanville, northwestern France.

Photographer: Christophe Ena/AP Images

The U.K. and China are set to announce an accord that will give the Asian nation a stake in Electricite de France SA’s Hinkley Point project, Britain’s first nuclear plant in three decades and the most expensive atomic energy station ever.

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