Tag: Flamanville

EDF acquires 49% stake in Conergies Group

EDF acquires 49% stake in Conergies Group

French state-owned energy giant EDF has purchased a forty-nine percent stake, for an undisclosed sum, in Conergies Group. African firm Conergies Group is a leading energy group with over 130 projects across the continent, including in Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin and Guinea. The acquisition comes as EDF […]

EDF to test welding at Flamanville

EDF to test welding at Flamanville

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 […]

Richard Harrington supports nuclear amidst rising costs and prolonged delays

Richard Harrington supports nuclear amidst rising costs and prolonged delays

UK Business and Industry minister Richard Harrington has outlined his support for nuclear power to fill the gaps of renewable energy, despite the rising costs of building next generation plants. Speaking at the Conservative party conference last week, Harrington said: “I still believe the whole base case with nuclear power […]

Fire-damaged nuclear plant costing EDF £1m per day

Fire-damaged nuclear plant costing EDF £1m per day

The prolonged closure of a major French nuclear plant damaged in an explosion earlier this month could be costing energy giant EDF more than £1m per day. French firm EDF, which is building the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a generation at Hinkley Point, shut unit 1 at […]