[Machine translation] Areva in the quagmire of the Finnish EPR. A further delay in commissioning the Olkiluoto EPR in Finland is further complicating the task of Areva SA, the new entity dedicated mainly to the end of the project. At this rate, the EPR Flamanville (Channel) will be put into service before that of Olkiluoto in Finland. On October 9th, the Areva-Siemens consortium informed the Finnish electrician Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) that he was still cutting back the connection to the reactor network in May 2019. It was initially planned for 2009! And the penultimate postponement fixed the end of the test period at the end of 2018. After ten years of overtaking and 5 billion euros of additional cost, the consortium Areva-Siemens and the Finnish electricity company TVO accuse each other of the delay. The first claims 3.5 billion euros in compensation to TVO, which continues for 2.6 billion.
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