EDF plans to announce new EPR nuclear reactor by mid-2021

According to the French power company, EDF aims to unveil a new, cheaper-to-build version of its EPR nuclear reactor by mid-2021. .

EDF has faced costly delays in the construction of some plants, including its Flamanville 3 nuclear project in France which is more than a decade behind schedule. Reportedly, next generation EPR reactors would benefit from a reduction in necessary preparatory studies. Other EDF projects include the planned Sizewell C nuclear plant in eastern England. Further, EDF is already building Britain’s first new nuclear plant in more than two decades, Hinkley Point C, with backing from China’s CGN.

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