19.07.2013_No28 / World Nuclear Review

Reactor Building Dome Installed At Flamanville-3 EPR

Plans & Construction

19 Jul (NucNet): The installation of the dome on the reactor building of the Flamanville-3 EPR in northwestern France has been completed, said EDF.

The installation took four months of preparation and involved 30 employees from Bouygues Construction, the company responsible for civil engineering works for Flamanville-3.

The reactor pressure vessel head (RPV), steam generators and pressurisers for Flamanville-3 are being manufactured at Areva’s heavy components factory in St Marcel, France. The RPV is ready and about to undergo testing.

EDF said Flamanville-3 is entering its final phase of construction as 95 percent of civil engineering work and 46 percent of electrical and mechanical installation work complete.

Construction of the reactor began in December 2007. It is expected to enter commercial operation in 2016.

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