EDF in talks for Chinese nuclear reactors

18th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 October 2007, PARIS (AFP) - French utility Electricite de France is in talks with Chinese authorities on building several nuclear plants, an executive of the company said on Wednesday.

18 October 2007

PARIS (AFP) - French utility Electricite de France is in talks with Chinese authorities on building several nuclear plants, an executive of the company said on Wednesday.

"We are in the process of discussing with the Chinese authorities and with our partner CGNPC in the (southern) province of Guandong," EDF vice president Gerard Wolf said on the sidelines of an energy conference here.

He said the discussions "cover several nuclear plants in China," including third generation EPRs (European Pressurised water Reactors) "given the demand for electricity in the country."

French nuclear company Areva is also the process of finalising talks on two EPRs.

The EPR was launched in 1992 and has already been sold in France and Finland.

AFP

Subject: French news

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