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French market watchdog puts EDF takeover on hold

French market watchdog puts EDF takeover on hold

The French Financial Markets Authority has suspended the state's full takeover of EDF until the Paris Court of Appeal rules on a lawsuit brought by minority shareholders in EDF challenging the deal.

Corporate 26 January 2023


French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

The French Senate has overwhelmingly approved a draft bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. The bill was adopted in its first reading in the Senate, with 239 votes in favour and 16 against. 

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2023


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Application lodged for construction of French repository

Application lodged for construction of French repository

French radioactive waste management agency Andra has applied for a construction licence for the planned Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (Cigéo) deep geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023


French bill on accelerating nuclear new build progresses to Senate

French bill on accelerating nuclear new build progresses to Senate

The French Senate has begun discussing a bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. In February last year, President Emmanuel Macron proposed the construction of six new EPR2 reactors, with an option for a further eight EPR2 reactors to follow.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2023


Poland's Respect Energy considers deploying French SMR design

Poland's Respect Energy considers deploying French SMR design

Polish renewable energy trader Respect Energy has signed an agreement with EDF to cooperate on the development of nuclear power projects in Poland based on France's Nuward small modular reactor technology.

New Nuclear 16 January 2023


ITER to replace 23km of cooling pipes on thermal shield panels

ITER to replace 23km of cooling pipes on thermal shield panels

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project has given a progress update on tackling the defects discovered last year in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sector. It hopes to tender for the thermal shield work, and have a contractor in place, by the end of March.

New Nuclear 12 January 2023


Kozloduy and Framatome sign nuclear fuel agreement

Kozloduy and Framatome sign nuclear fuel agreement

The agreement with France's Framatome follows a deal with US firm Westinghouse and is part of the Bulgarian nuclear power plant's diversification of nuclear fuel supply.

Uranium & Fuel 04 January 2023


Further delay to Flamanville EPR start up

Further delay to Flamanville EPR start up

The loading of fuel into the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been put back again by at least six more months, with the estimated cost at completion increasing by a further EUR500 million (USD530 million), EDF has announced.

New Nuclear 19 December 2022


UK government takes 50% stake, confirms backing for Sizewell C

UK government takes 50% stake, confirms backing for Sizewell C

The UK is to invest GBP679 million (USD815 million) and become a 50% partner with EDF in the Sizewell C nuclear project. The money "allows for China General Nuclear's exit from the project, including buy-out costs, any tax due and commercial arrangements".

New Nuclear 29 November 2022


China celebrates first enhanced heat flux first wall panel for ITER

China celebrates first enhanced heat flux first wall panel for ITER

China National Nuclear Corp's Southwestern Institute of Physics says that the first piece of the enhanced heat flux first wall for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor has been produced, with its core indicators better than design requirements.

New Nuclear 24 November 2022