EDF given a month to draw up a fix for Flamanville’s nuclear woes.
FT 29th Oct 2019 read more »
The French government has told energy company Électricité de France (EDF) to produce an urgent action plan to tackle the delayed nuclear project known as Flamanville 3. EDF’s Flamanville 3 nuclear plant, which is currently under construction in the Manche region of Northern France, is said to be seven years behind schedule and billions of euros over budget. The instruction from the government, which holds a majority share in EDF, comes after a report outlining the project’s failures was issued on Monday. The report, commissioned by the French government, identified that a lack of specific skills at EDF and poor project management had led to the project’s current state. In addition, the report said EDF lacked a “culture of quality” and that this had contributed to time and cost increases.
Construction Europe 29th Oct 2019 read more »
French utility EDF must present within one month an action plan to the French government setting out how it will resolve issues, such as skills shortages, that have caused delays and cost increases at new nuclear power plant projects. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said these have damaged the reputation of the nuclear industry.
World Nuclear News 29th Oct 2019 read more »