UK launches Sizewell investor search

The UK government has begun the formal search for private equity investment to support the delivery of its Sizewell C nuclear power plant.

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Prospective partners can now register interest in Sizewell C, with the organisations behind the scheme seeking companies with substantial experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

“The launch of the formal equity raise opens another exciting phase for the project, following a positive response from investors during market testing,” said Sizewell C Company joint managing director, Julia Pyke.

A prequalification questionnaire (PQQ) will set out the requirements in more detail, and that can be requested from Investors who have received the PQQ will have until noon on Monday 9 October 2023 to submit their responses.

Meanwhile, Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Coulson has given permission to campaigners for another hearing to challenge the decision to deliver the Sizewell C project. 

The Together Against Sizewell C organisation has won leave to appeal the High Court’s refusal to accept judicial review of then-Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng’s decision to give development consent to the project, based on the view that arguments around the need for a desalination plant on the Suffolk Coast should be looked at again.

To hear more about the Sizewell C project, listen to our recent podcast with Julia Pyke.