Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant
|Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant|
|Official name||Centrale Nucléaire de Flamanville|
|Commission date||December 4, 1985
2016 (Flamanville 3 scheduled)
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||2 x 1,382 MW|
|Make and model||Alstom|
|Units under const.||1 x 1,650 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||2,764 MW|
It houses two pressurized water reactors (PWRs) that produce 1.3 GWe each and came into service in 1986 and 1987, respectively. It produced 18.9 TWh in 2005, which amounted to 4% of the electricity production in France. In 2006 this figure was about 3.3%.
In 2006, before the start of construction of unit 3, there were 671 workers regularly working at the two operational reactors.
On 3 December 2012 EDF announced that the estimated costs have escalated to €8.5 billion ($11 billion), and the completion of construction is delayed to 2016. The next day the Italian power company Enel announced it was relinquishing its 12.5% stake in the project, and 5 future EPRs, so would be reimbursed its project stake of €613 million plus interest.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Flamanville nuclear power plant.|
- The great lesson France has to learn from Fukushima Deciphering Fukushima, published 2011-03-08, accessed 2012-05-08
- "Construction of Flamanville EPR begins". World Nuclear News. 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
- "Flamanville 3 concrete poured". Nuclear Engineering International. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
- "Le coût de l'EPR de Flamanville encore revu à la hausse". Le Monde. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Enel Drops Participation in Flamanville EPR as Project Costs Soar by $2.6B". POWER. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Enel and Edf Terminate their cooperation on EPR in France". Enel. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2013.