Engie notes Belgium’s exit from nuclear power. As the kingdom’s government intends to abandon the atom in 2025, the energy company has decided to stop all its projects related to a possible extension of the life of the reactors operated by its subsidiary Electrabel. Engie, a 100% shareholder of Electrabel, the operator of the seven Belgian nuclear reactors, surprised, on Tuesday November 17, by announcing to its employees, in a video broadcast within the company, its decision to stop all its projects linked to a possible extension of certain units. A decision that could mark the end of the long nuclear saga in Belgium.
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Electrabel – the Belgian subsidiary of French utility Engie – says it will not make any further investments at Doel unit 4 and Tihange unit 3 unless it is clearer whether the reactors will or will not be allowed to operate beyond 2025. A report due out at the end of next year may lead to the reactors being allowed to continue operating to ensure Belgium’s energy security.
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