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British Energy is to extend the life of its nuclear power stations in Heysham and Hartlepool until 2019, securing the future of up to 700 jobs at each site.
20-Dec-2010


British Energy, the operator of eight nuclear power plants, is to be acquired by EDF of France for £12bn, and EDF hopes to build at least four new reactors.
24-Sep-2008


British Energy is said to be discussing plans with Iberdrola of Spain to build a £2.1bn nuclear power plant in southern England.
15-Jan-2008


British Energy is to invest a further £90m in extending the life of nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point B in Somerset and Hunterston B in Ayrshire by five years to 2016.
12-Dec-2007


British Energy has selected eight preferred sites to build new nuclear power plants, including Sizewell in Suffolk, Hinkley in Somerset, Dungeness in Kent, Bradwell in Essex, Heysham in Lancashire, Torness in East Lothian, Hunterston in Ayrshire and Hartlepool.
28-Nov-2007


British Energy has confirmed plans to relocate about 200 staff from Renfrew and Livingston to a new headquarters at the Glasgow South Orbital building in East Kilbride next spring.
06-Sep-2007


British Energy is to invest £4.5m in safety improvements at the Hunterston nuclear power station in Ayrshire.
03-May-2007


British Energy is seeking partners to work on the development of new nuclear power stations, and believes there is space for expansion at both Sizewell in Suffolk and Hinkley in Somerset.
15-Feb-2007


British Energy is to invest £20m at its nuclear power station in Hartlepool, including the development of a new simulator facility to improve training, as part of a £250m investment programme across the group.
22-Jun-2006


British Energy is planning to invest more than £250m in productivity improvements at its eight nuclear power plants over the next year.
27-Feb-2006


British Energy is planning to set up a multi-million pound 16,000 sq ft training facility at Hartlepool Power Station.
01-Jul-2005


British Energy is planning to recruit 230 extra staff at its seven power plants, as part of an investment aimed at improving their condition and reliability.
16-Feb-2005


British Energy is to relocate its corporate office from East Kilbride to Livingston, which will involve the loss of about 80 jobs and the transfer of 130 engineering and technical staff to Gloucester.
31-Aug-2004


British Energy has sold its 82% stake in Bruce Power of Canada to a consortium led by Cameco Corporation for £309m.
24-Dec-2002


British Energy and British Nuclear Fuels are forming a joint venture to develop plans for the replacement of British Energy's ageing nuclear plants with a new generation of power stations.
26-Feb-2002


British Energy has announced plans to invest £31m in improvements at its eight UK nuclear plants over the next two years.
04-Feb-2002


British Energy has submitted proposals to the government for a £10bn investment in new nuclear power stations, in an attempt to ensure that nuclear is included in the government's energy review.
12-Sep-2001


British Energy has announced plans to invest £70m at Eggborough Power Station to reduce air pollution emissions, and the three-year contract has been awarded to FLS Miljo of Denmark.
01-Aug-2001


British Energy is drawing up plans to build a new nuclear power plant at Hunterston in Ayrshire over the next ten years.
15-Mar-2001


British Energy has revealed plans for the multi-million pound redevelopment of its 32-acre site at Barnwood in Gloucester, in order to relocate to a new energy-efficient operational support centre with 1,000 staff at Barnett Way.
19-Feb-2001


British Energy is forming a joint venture with the Renewable Energy Systems subsidiary of Sir Robert McAlpine to build offshore wind farms, and Crown Estate is due to award wind farm sites in July.
16-Feb-2001


British Energy is considering plans for a quotation on the Toronto Stock Exchange next year, in order to reflect the increasing importance of the Canadian market to its expansion strategy.
21-Nov-2000


British Energy is considering plans to build new offices at Barnwood in Gloucester, which will help to secure 1,000 jobs.
30-Aug-2000


British Energy is selling the Swalec retail electricity and supply business to Scottish & Southern for £210m, and the proceeds will be invested in North America.
08-Aug-2000


British Energy is to invest £8m upgrading the training simulator at the Sizewell B nuclear power station in Suffolk.
06-Apr-2000


British Energy is acquiring the retail energy supply units of South Wales Electricity from Hyder for £105m, but Hyder will continue to transmit power to the customers and provide back-up office functions under a five-year contract.
24-Jun-1999