[Machine Translation] Nuclear: Taishan EPR start-up postponed The two EPR nuclear reactors under construction in Taishan (southern China) will start later than expected, said Chinese nuclear group CGN, which manages the project in partnership with EDF. The first reactor is expected to start “in the second half of 2017” instead of the first half, while commissioning of the second will occur during “the first half of 2018” instead of the second half of 2017, CGN said in a statement released Monday evening. With the setbacks of other EPR projects in Finland and Flamanville (Manche), these EPRs, with a capacity of 1,750 megawatts each, must be the first to enter the world. The decision comes after “a comprehensive assessment of the technical construction plan and risks,” said the Chinese group.
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