[Machine Translation] The creation of a joint venture is planned for April and the operational launch for June. The objective is to reduce the interfaces to deliver the next EPR or develop a future reactor. Even before EDF finalizes the takeover of the Areva (formerly Areva NP) reactors and services division, scheduled for the second half of the year, the two groups will shortly be staying in a joint venture the plans to build the “nuclear islands” Nuclear power plant. Its mission will be to work on the project of the two Hinkley Point EPRs in Great Britain or on the future EPR (see below). The process of informing and consulting works councils began in January and the creation of Nice (Nuclear Island Common Engineering) “could be envisaged in April 2017,” say EDF and Areva documents. “The operational launch of Nice would be scheduled for June 2017,” they said.
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