The deal with France is for the supply of its new generation pressurised water reactors
. UAE has said it plans to use a single reactor design for its nuclear programme.
Italy's leading electricity group Enel is keen to wrap up a final agreement with Electricite de France before the end of March on its participation in the new European pressurised water reactor
(EPR), and aims to become France's second largest electricity group, Director Fulvio Conti indicated in an interview for Les Echos.
The agreement will focus on the development of a European Pressurised Water Reactor
Managing Director Paolo Scaroni acknowledged that Enel was discussing a possible capital investment in the third-generation European pressurised water reactor
(EPR) but stressed that it was above all a way for Enel to gain a substantial foothold on the French market.
French electricity group EdF is very pleased with the candidates expressing their interest in a partnership to build a European Pressurised Water Reactor
(EPR) prototype, the third-generation nuclear reactor, in France.
The level of safety of this Russian VVER-type pressurised water reactor
, with a capacity of 1,000 MW, is said to conform to current standards and to be of no harm to the environment.
The two groups are also due to discuss a joint venture with a view to participating in privatisations on East European markets and a pressurised water reactor
$1.3 billion has been invested in the infrastructure and the purchase from the Czech Republic of a 1,000 MW pressurised water reactor
core and steam generators.
The Finnish electricity company TVO got together with officials from the Franco-German consortium Areva-Siemens on December 18 to sign a contract to build an EPR (European Pressurised Water Reactor
) nuclear reactor at the Olkiluoto site in Finland.
The construction of a new generation demonstration reactor is therefore planned, using EPR (European Pressurised Water Reactor