The EDF and CGN French-Chinese subsidiary in charge of Taishan nuclear power plant has just received fuel loading authorisation for unit 1 reactor. It will thus be the first of the 6 EPRs under construction throughout the world to be commissioned. This stage marks the turning point in the industrial adventure for the French nuclear power sector and its reference reactor. In addition to collective success of the project, the hundreds of engineers seconded to China by EDF and Framatome since the start of the project have accumulated invaluable experience in EPR construction. They thus directly contribute to skills renewal of the French nuclear power sector in new nuclear build, immediately pooled and put to full use for the Flamanville 3 and Hinkley Point C projects.
Linked-in 11th April 2018 read more »