As France’s EDF expands into new decommissioning markets, learnings at the group’s first pressurized water reactor dismantling is informing new cutting, tooling and waste strategies. A new partnership agreement between EDF’s decommissioning subsidiary Cyclife and Sweden’s Fortum highlights EDF’s aim to become a leader in the European nuclear decommissioning space. Cyclife and Fortum announced May 30 they will jointly develop services in nuclear decommissioning and waste management, focusing on the Nordic region. European nuclear decommissioning activity is on the rise as ageing fleets and energy policy shifts combine with stubbornly-low wholesale power prices. By 2020, some 150 European reactors will have reached a 40-year lifespan.
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