French energy giant EDF will make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point next week.
The company announced on Thursday night it has called a meeting of its board of directors in a week's time.
The agenda includes the final investment decision for the construction of two reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
A company statement said:
Earlier this month EDF said it was still backing the projectdespite Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
The then Secretary of State for Energy Amber Rudd also confirmed the project would still go ahead after talks with EDF.
But doubts have dogged the plans for the £18 billion project and several delays to a final decision have raised further questions.
Hinkley Point C would be a crucial part of the UK's future energy mix, providing 7% of the country's total electricity needs when up and running in 2025.
The current Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: