[Machine Translation] Exclusive. Justice hears a complaint of offense of favoritism against EDF. At issue: a billion-euro market to equip nuclear power plants with emergency power generators. Construction site on which the company is also very late. It must have been a simple matter of industrial routine. Much less complicated than the laborious and wasteful construction of the Flamanville EPR: to equip each of the 58 nuclear reactors (spread over 19 sites in France) with a diesel emergency power unit (DUS). An obligation imposed in 2012 on EDF by the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) after the Fukushima disaster. This DUS is a powerful 60-tonne engine, installed outside the plant in a 25-meter-long bunker, designed to withstand the most extreme events and so be able to provide electricity at any cost in a crisis. major. ASN had set a mandatory deadline for EDF to commission the emergency program: 31 December 2018.
Capital 17th Sept 2018 read more »
Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract by France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) to upgrade its Flamanville 3 engineering simulator, based on the EPR nuclear power reactor design.
World Nuclear News 18th Sept 2018 read more »