EDF has issued a call for tenders for the civil engineering of two new EPRs in France but said Thursday that it was only at this stage to advance the design of its new model and not to begin construction. The call for tenders, published in an annex of the Official Journal of the European Union, concerns a “contract for the construction of the main civil engineering of a pair of EPR2 type electricity generation units in France” . “The pair of EPR2 type electricity generating units will be located on one of the nuclear sites in operation in France,” the text says, without giving any location. EPR2 is a variation on the current EPR, which must be simpler and cheaper.
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