China in talks to build five new reactors in UK-paper via Reuters

The French company EDF is also interested in building new reactors in Britain.

CNNC would look to use an existing technology tie-up with US-based nuclear engineering group Westinghouse to potentially build three more reactors, the paper said.

It would likely need to bring in a UK utility firm to operate the plants, the Guardian added.

Britain was “open for business,” subject to regulatory rules, a spokeswoman at the Department of Energy and Climate Change said in a statement.

“With regards to Horizon, as outlined from the start of the process, it is in the UK’s interest that the Horizon sites continue to have the potential to be developed.

“The Government continues to talk to any interested partners and investors about all aspects of the UK’s policy and commitment to new nuclear.”

Horizon is one of the UK’s biggest nuclear projects.

The Gloucester-based joint venture owns two nuclear sites, at Oldbury near Bristol and Wylfa on Anglesey, where it plans to build 6 gigawatts of nuclear capacity with an investment of 15 billion pounds.

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