French stated own energy giant EDF is set to make further tests on faulty weldings at Flamanville nuclear power plant.
In a statement, EDF said: “EDF actively continues to implement the action plan on welds of the main secondary system announced on 25 July 2018. The ‘hot tests’ are now scheduled to commence during the second half of February.”
The project has been plagued with delays and additional costs as a result of numerous issues, including faults in 33 of 148 inspected fuses at the site. However, the French firm said it would keep to construction costs of €10.9 billion.
In 2017, EDF admitted that the cost of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, which is using EPR technology, was set to spiral by an additional £2.2bn and would run a year behind schedule.