France could build two nuclear power plants

France could build two new nuclear power stations or share the work on the one already planned between government-backed utilities EDF and Suez-GDF.

France could build two nuclear power plants
An official at the Elysee presidential palace said on Thursday that a decision on at least one new European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) nuclear power plant would be taken in the next few weeks.

He said the office was reviewing the location of the reactor and a possible joint investment by the two utilities.

The Les Echos newspaper said on Thursday that the government is considering two new reactors and would award one to EDF and the other to Suez-GDF, which would then team up with Germany's E.ON.

The government already has plans to order a second EPR for Flamanville. EDF and GDF Suez are contenders for that contract.


Reuters
Last Mod: 22 Ocak 2009, 14:48
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