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Flamanville-3 / EDF Announces Three-Year Delay Due To Weld Repairs

By David Dalton
26 July 2019

 EDF Announces Three-Year Delay Due To Weld Repairs
The Flamanville-3 EPR under construction in northern France. Photo courtesy EDF.
French state-controlled nuclear operator EDF’s project to build a new EPR unit at the Flamanville nuclear station in northern France will be delayed by about three years due to problems with the weldings, the company said.

Last month regulator ASN said EDF will have to repair eight faulty pipe welds in the secondary main cooling loops before the start of commercial operation of Flamanville-3.

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