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France's nuclear industry giants - EDF, Framatome and Orano - have each reported improved results for 2023, compared with 2022, and expect continued growth in 2024, partly due to France's plan to build new reactors.

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Improved-fortunes-for-French-nuclear-sector

EDF says it has created EDF EPR Engineering UK to strengthen its nuclear engineering presence in the UK and optimise its project performance. EDF EPR Engineering UK incorporates teams already present in the UK from EDF Group, including EDF SA, Framatome, Edvance and EDF Energy as well as its partners. EDF EPR Engineering UK is a 100% subsidiary of Edvance (itself a subsidiary of EDF and Framatome).

Date: Friday, 29 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-group-creates-new-uk-engineering-subsidiary-11180150

The UK Environment Agency (EA) has issued three new environmental permits to NNB Generation Company (Sizewell C) Limited for the new NPP planned at Sizewell in Suffolk. Sizewell C Limited applied to the EA for the permits in May 2020. The Environment Agency consulted on the application from July to October 2020 and on their proposed decision and draft permits from July to September 2022.

Date: Friday, 31 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenvironmental-permits-issued-for-sizewell-c-npp-10719303

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the UK’s Hinkley Point C NPP (HPC) has been delivered to the site from Framatome’s Le Creusot facility in Burgundy, central France. Framatome completed manufacture of the RPV in December 2022. EDF Energy said teams had spent 80,000 engineering hours on its construction. It measures 13 metres in length and weighs 500 tonnes.

Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactor-pressure-vessel-delivered-to-uks-hinkley-point-c-npp-10637024

The first new nuclear reactor for a UK power station in more than three decades has finished its journey - by barge and then road - at the Hinkley Point C site in Somerset in southwest England.

Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/In-Pictures-Hinkley-Point-C-s-first-reactor-arriv

Key component built in France by Framatome The RPV is the high strength steel cylinder that contains the nuclear fuel and the chain reaction needed to make heat. Courtesy EDF. The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the first nuclear reactor built for a British power station in more than 30-years is complete and ready for delivery to Hinkley Point C in Somerset, southwest England.

The RPV is the high strength steel cylinder that contains the nuclear fuel and the chain reaction needed to make heat. The heat is used to create high pressure steam for the world’s largest turbines. EDF Energy said teams have spent 80,000 engineering hours on its construction.

At 13m long and weighing in at 500 tonnes, each of two RPVs at Hinkley Point C will help power around three million British homes. The plants are designed to run continuously for 18 months at a time between refuelling.

The RPV has been built by France by Framatome, the same nuclear engineering company which built Britain’s last nuclear reactor, at Sizewell B in 1991. Since it went into operation in 1995, that reactor has provided 247 TWh of electricity, enough to power every home in Britain for two-and-a-half years.

Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/first-reactor-pressure-vessel-complete-and-ready-for-delivery-12-5-2022

The manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel for the first of two EPR units at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, UK, has been completed in France and the large component is ready for delivery to the construction site.

Date: Saturday, 17 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-reactor-vessel-for-Hinkley-Point-C-completed

The early framework agreement Framatome has signed with Nuclear New Build Generation (SZC) Ltd (NNB SZC) - which is owned by EDF and the UK government - covers early engineering and procurement activities, among other things.

Date: Saturday, 10 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-signs-preliminary-contract-for-Sizewell

French company Framatome has signed a framework agreement with EDF in the UK to provide engineering services to support ongoing nuclear power plant operations.

Date: Friday, 29 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsframatome-to-provide-engineering-services-to-uk-nuclear-fleet-7944809

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