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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


Harmony: From initiative to reality

Harmony: From initiative to reality

Nuclear industry leaders today outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2018


French, British regions unite for nuclear growth

French, British regions unite for nuclear growth

Economic development organisations in the South West of England and Normandy in northern France have agreed to collaborate in the creation of jobs, unlocking opportunities and attracting new investment in the nuclear sector within both regions.

Corporate 07 August 2018


EDF revises schedule, costs of Flamanville EPR

EDF revises schedule, costs of Flamanville EPR

Fuel loading at the Flamanville EPR will now take place in the fourth quarter of 2019, instead of the previously scheduled fourth quarter of this year. Its cost has increased from EUR10.5 billion to EUR10.9 billion.

New Nuclear 25 July 2018


India says French and US vendor talks ongoing

India says French and US vendor talks ongoing

India is in active talks with French and US companies on projects to build new nuclear power plants at Jaitapur and Kovvada, the country's minister of state, Jitendra Singh, has confirmed to parliament.

New Nuclear 23 July 2018


EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country's nuclear energy facilities, saying the report, contains "a number of factual errors".

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2018