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Macron clarifies French energy plans

Macron clarifies French energy plans

A total of 14 power reactors will be shut down in order to reduce the share of nuclear in France's electricity generation mix from the current 75% to 50% by 2035, President Emmanuel Macron announced today.

Nuclear Policies 27 November 2018


Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano has been contracted to carry out preparatory work for the transport of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan to France for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 16 November 2018


Russian, French firms seek cooperation in additive technologies

Russian, French firms seek cooperation in additive technologies

Russian and French nuclear power companies discussed new business opportunities in additive technologies at a seminar in Moscow this week. The event was coordinated by Rusatom - Additive Technologies (RusAT).

Corporate 31 October 2018


Fessenheim closure decree annulled

Fessenheim closure decree annulled

France's Council of State has invalidated the governement's April 2017 decree to repeal EDF's licence to operate the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. The council ruled the decree had not been issued at EDF's request, as required by law.

Nuclear Policies 29 October 2018


France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

A project to demonstrate the use of innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in France, at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been under way for the past six months.

Waste & Recycling 23 October 2018


ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has announced its conditional authorisation for EDF to commission and use the Flamanville 3 reactor pressure vessel. The EPR is under construction in Normandy, northern France.

Regulation & Safety 12 October 2018


Senegal aims to build nuclear technology centre

Senegal aims to build nuclear technology centre

Senegal and the French National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology have signed an agreement to collaborate on a project to create a centre of excellence in nuclear science and technology.

Nuclear Policies 25 September 2018


EDF awards Framatome I&C upgrade contract

EDF awards Framatome I&C upgrade contract

Framatome has been awarded a contract by EDF to modernise the instrumentation and control system of the French utility's fleet of 900 MWe reactors in France.

Corporate 19 September 2018


French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded

French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded

Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract by France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety to upgrade its Flamanville 3 engineering simulator, based on the EPR design.

Corporate 18 September 2018


Orano launches new conversion facility

Orano launches new conversion facility

A ceremony has been held to inaugurate the new Philippe Coste uranium conversion plant at Orano's Tricastin site in southern France.

Uranium & Fuel 11 September 2018