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Nth Delay For Finnish EPR

samedi 21 juillet 2012

On 16 July 2012, the Finnish utility TVO announced that the Olkiluoto-3 reactor "will not be ready for regular electricity production in 2014". TVO stated that it is "not pleased with the situation" of the EPR under construction that should have been connected to the grid in 2009. Construction costs have soared from an estimated €3 billion at construction start to between €5.7 and €6.6 billion, depending on the source. French nuclear builder AREVA immediately reacted by blaming TVO and saying it was "bearing responsibility for any slippage, which appeared during late Spring 2012". Neither TVO, nor AREVA indicate a new target date for start-up. However, French state utility EDF might know more. In a document published on 26 June 2012 related to its new-build projects in the UK, EDF states that "the completion date has now been rescheduled to 2016", which would result in a construction time of eleven years instead of four originally planned for.

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