Electrician EDF announced Thursday the increase in the cost of the Grand Carénage program from 48.2 billion euros to 49.4 billion euros, due in particular to the integration of new studies and modifications as well as the impact of the health crisis. The previous estimate was from 2018. The Grand Carénage program, which runs from 2014 to 2025, aims to improve safety and continue operating the reactors of the nuclear fleet beyond 40 years. “This new estimate essentially incorporates the first lessons on the work to be carried out, induced by the process of examining the fourth periodic review of the 900 MW [megawatt] reactors, currently underway. These are studies, modifications and d ‘additional equipment not initially planned and aimed at improving the level of safety, “EDF said in a press release. In addition, the new estimate integrates “the revision of the estimated duration of the performance of scheduled maintenance outages (ten-yearly outages and partial inspections), drawing on experience feedback from previous years, as well as the impacts of the health crisis over the period. 2020-2022 “, added the electrician.
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