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EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

The French nuclear power operator EDF says that the programme of inspections and repairs related to the stress corrosion issue means it has increased the hit it expects to take to its earnings by a further EUR4.5 billion (USD4.7 million) from the EUR14 billion estimated at the start of May.

Corporate 19 May 2022


French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

Bernard Doroszczuk, President of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, told a parliamentary hearing that the "discovery of unexpected stress corrosion" had led to checks of 35 welds so far, a third of the total to be examined by the end of June.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2022


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Civaux

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Civaux

EDF has strengthened operational safety at its Civaux nuclear power plant by addressing the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency review which took place in 2019, a follow-up mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2022


Most complex lift to date completed at ITER

Most complex lift to date completed at ITER

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project has achieved a major machine assembly milestone, with the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber being lifted out of tooling and lowered into the machine well.

New Nuclear 13 May 2022


Tractebel to conduct Nuward SMR conceptual design studies

Tractebel to conduct Nuward SMR conceptual design studies

Tractebel is to contribute to the development of France's Nuward small modular reactor project. The Belgian engineering firm will conduct studies for the completion of the conceptual design of "the first SMR in the European Union".

New Nuclear 09 May 2022


France and India aim to progress EPR project in coming months

France and India aim to progress EPR project in coming months

The French company EDF last year submitted to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd its binding techno-commercial offer to build six EPRs at Jaitapur in Maharashtra state and the project was among the bilateral issues backed during talks between President Emmanuel Macron and President Narendra Modi.

New Nuclear 05 May 2022


ITER tokamak assembly put on hold by regulator

ITER tokamak assembly put on hold by regulator

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has ordered the start of the assembly of the tokamak of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project to be postponed until a number of safety issues have been addressed.

New Nuclear 01 March 2022


France's EDF plans EUR2.5 billion rights issue

France's EDF plans EUR2.5 billion rights issue

The state-controlled nuclear giant EDF says it is to raise EUR2.5 billion (USD2.8 billion) to help cover the costs of measures imposed to limit French energy bills and a projected fall in nuclear output.

Corporate 18 February 2022


Macron sets out plan for French nuclear renaissance

Macron sets out plan for French nuclear renaissance

France will construct six new nuclear power reactors, consider building a further eight and push ahead with the development of small modular reactors, President Emmanuel Macron has said.

Nuclear Policies 11 February 2022


EDF to buy part of GE Steam Power's nuclear activities

EDF to buy part of GE Steam Power's nuclear activities

GE of the USA has agreed to sell part of GE Steam Power's nuclear power activities, including Arabelle steam turbines, to France's EDF.

Corporate 10 February 2022