EdF tenders for turbine halls

21 October 2010

Electricité de France (EdF) has launched a tender for the supply and construction of turbine halls for proposed new EPR-based nuclear power plants in France and the UK.


According to the tender announcement, "The contract is to cover the studies, the procurement, the manufacture, the transport, the on-site supervision, the commissioning and possibly the erection on site of the equipment and systems that constitute the turbine hall of nuclear power plants."


Under the contract, one turbine hall is to be supplied for the proposed new Penly EPR plant in France and two turbine halls for the proposed two-unit Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset, UK. In addition, the contract may be extended to other potential new plants in the UK.


EdF noted that the turbine hall operates with a thermal output from the nuclear island estimated about 4500 MW thermal. The gross output to be provided by each unit is around 1750 MW, the company said.


The contract on offer has been split into two lots – one for Penly and one for Hinkley Point - which may be awarded separately, EdF said.


The contracts are due to run for 10 years from the date they are awarded. The deadline for bids is 29 October 2010.


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by World Nuclear News