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France / EDF Targets ‘12-15 Years’ To Commission First Pair Of EPR 2 Reactors

By Kamen Kraev
2 December 2019

France needs to mobilise its nuclear capacity and rebuild experience, official tells Brussels event
EDF Targets ‘12-15 Years’ To Commission First Pair Of EPR 2 Reactors
The Flamanvillle-3 EPR in northernn France is in the commissioning stage, Photo courtesy EDF.
France’s EDF would need 12 to 15 years to execute and commission a first proposed pair of new nuclear units from the time a final new-build decision is made, according to the company’s director for a future new build programme in France, Olivier Bard.

The state-owned utility and nuclear operator is involved in an ongoing formal process initiated and driven by the French government to prepare a decision on a domestic new build programme.

EDF is looking at building six EPR 2 units in pairs to be successively commissioned between the mid-2030s and early 2040s with the aim of contributing to replacing reactors that are expected to retire.

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