New Nuclear Strategic need and EDF intent
A Talk by David Norfolk
David Norfolk - Head of Environment, Nuclear New BuildAfter graduating in Natural Sciences at Cambridge, David took a PhD in radiation chemistry at the CEGBs nuclear laboratories, then developed optimised coolant compositions to maximise the life of the AGR nuclear power stations. When the rest of the electricity industry was privatised he forged a place for Nuclear Electrics nuclear stations in the new commercial environment, joining the management team at Hartlepool power station and gaining an MBA on the way. He then worked on controlling nuclear liability costs, overcoming the final obstacle to nuclear privatisation and putting theory into practice by managing Magnox\s relationships with government, regulators and other stakeholders.
David then transferred to British Energy, with posts at Dungeness B building strategic partnerships, in Toronto acquiring the Bruce power station, and on the management team at Sizewell B. He returned to head office to manage the relationship with environmental regulators, led a project on the case for life extending Dungeness B, then joined the team making the case for nuclear new build. Following the acquisition of British Energy by EDF, David now heads the Environment team preparing to gain the regulatory permits for new nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point and Sizewell.