EPR, a third-generation reactor difficult to sell abroad. From Flamanville to Olkiluoto, the setbacks encountered by the EPRs under construction weigh on the credibility of the French nuclear industry. Sell the EPR internationally. With the start of the Taishan reactor in China, EDF and the French nuclear industry finally have a third-generation reactor connected to the grid. A major argument for the French group, whose future depends in part on the international marketing of a reactor that has experienced many disappointments. At present, five EPRs are still under construction in the world: two in the United Kingdom at Hinkley Point, one in Finland in Olkiluoto , a second in China at the same site in Taishan and of course, that of Flamanville, in the Channel. All, for different reasons, have experienced delays and cost slippages that weigh both on the credibility of the French nuclear industry and on EDF’s finances.
Le Monde 15th Dec 2018 read more »