Pre-fab construction could speed builds in U.K.

01/19/2009 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

Modular construction methods could reduce the time it takes for Great Britain's nuclear power plants to be built. E.ON, EDF and Areva are considering the notion of prefabricating large reactor parts and floating them into place on barges instead of building them on-site where weather conditions often delay construction timetables.

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