On 29th January 2019, the Chairman of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) announced that the ASN would issue a statement in May concerning the validation programme on the welds in the main secondary system and that “if it turns out that the eight welds in the reactor containment building structure also need replacing then it will no longer be possible to meet the deadline.”»
EDF will ensure that ASN is provided with all of the information required in order for them to examine the files and rule on this validation programme.
A detailed progress update of the Flamanville EPR, including the schedule and construction cost, will then be given after the ASN ruling has been published.
The teams from EDF and its industrial partners meanwhile remain fully mobilized to complete the loading of nuclear fuel during the 4th quarter of 2019 under target construction costs for EDF at the commissioning date kept at €10.9 billion(1).
(1) In Euros 2015, excluding interim interest.
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