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China, France further strengthen their nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

01 July 2015

France-China June 2015 48A number of agreements were signed yesterday between Chinese and French nuclear energy companies aimed at strengthening their cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle and power reactors.

Tricastin 3 clears third decennial inspection

Regulation and Safety

10 June 2015

The French nuclear regulator has given EDF permission to operate unit 3 of its four-unit Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France for a further ten years.

First European parts delivered to Iter

New Nuclear

06 May 2015

First European ITER delivery 48The first European-supplied components have been delivered to the construction site of the Iter project at Cadarache in southern France. The large tanks were produced in Spain and will be part of the fusion reactor's water detritiation system.

France to study reactor construction in Saudi Arabia

Nuclear Policies

26 June 2015

Saudi Arabia and France signed three nuclear-related cooperation agreements in Paris on 24 June. One is to carry out a feasibility study for the construction of two power reactors in the Middle Eastern country.

EDF to take stake in Areva's reactor business

Corporate

04 June 2015

The French government has backed a plan for EDF to take a majority stake in Areva's reactor business as part of a revitalization of the country's nuclear power industry. Areva NP would then operate as a separate company.

Areva wins deal to supply Energoatom with enriched uranium

Uranium and Fuel

27 April 2015

Areva-Energoatom April 2015 - 48French engineering company Areva has for the first time signed a contract with Energoatom for the supply of enriched uranium to be used at Ukraine's nuclear power reactors. The first batches will be delivered in 2015.