The Flamanville EPR risks a new catastrophic delay for EDF. The group of experts of the Nuclear Safety Authority considers that the electrician must “repair” eight large defective welds on the Flamanville reactor. The work could last until 2022 at the risk of ruining the reputation of the EPR, which is already years behind schedule.
Liberation 11th April 2019 read more »
Mandated by the ASN, the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety considers that the welds of vital pipes for the reactor and embedded in its containment containment must be redone. This should cause a new stoppage of the site. And weigh down the cost of manufacturing the first EPR made in France. This is yet another blow for the manufacturer of the EPR Flamanville. In a statement issued Thursday, April 11, the IRSN said not to validate EDF’s defense strategy in the delicate file of the welding defects of the main steam pipes (VPP) of the experimental reactor.
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ASN has convened its permanent group of experts on the deviations affecting the welds of the main steam evacuation pipes of the Flamanville EPR reactor.
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The welds of the new Flamanville (Manche) reactor are confirmed as non-compliant by the Nuclear Safety Authority. New delays and additional costs are expected for the next-generation reactor prototype.
Le Figaro 11th April 2019 read more »