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EDF results show expected rebound

EDF results show expected rebound

EDF in 2018 achieved all its financial objectives and exceeded the targets of its performance plan, company chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy announced last week. Its performance would be "amplified" in 2019, he said during the presentation of its results.

Corporate 18 February 2019


EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

French utility EDF said today it will give an update on the schedule and construction cost of the Flamanville EPR once the country's nuclear safety regulator has ruled in May whether some welds in the unit's secondary system need replacing.

Regulation & Safety 31 January 2019


French nuclear industry sets medium-term plans

French nuclear industry sets medium-term plans

The French nuclear industry has today signed a strategic contract with the government and unions, covering the period 2019-2022, which proposes an action plan for the industry to succeed in "high-stake" projects.

Nuclear Policies 28 January 2019


Flamanville EPR hot tests to start next month

Flamanville EPR hot tests to start next month

Hot functional testing of the Flamanville EPR in France, which had been scheduled to start before the end of 2018, will now begin in February, EDF said yesterday. The loading of fuel into the 1650 MWe pressurised water reactor is still expected by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 22 January 2019


Orano commissions new conversion facility

Orano commissions new conversion facility

The new Philippe Coste uranium conversion plant at Orano's Tricastin site in southern France has now been commissioned following the completion of a test programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 December 2018


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