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Approved and under construction: the EPR reactor

The history of nuclear energy continues: As the first company worldwide, AREVA NP received the order to build a reactor of the newest generation III+: one EPR plant at the Olkiluoto site in Finland. More EPR nuclear power plants are under construction in France and China. In UK, the British nuclear safety authorities validated the design of the EPR reactor and recognized its safety performance and its operating efficiency.

In addition, AREVA NP is involved in a preliminary study for the construction of six EPR reactors at the Jaipatur site in the state of Maharashtra in southwestern India.

AREVA NP through its subsidiary ATMEA has also a project to build four ATMEA1 reactors at Sinop in Turkey.

Olkiluoto 3 in Finland

The EPR reactor Olkiluoto 3 is making good progress: In autumn 2016, the project has achieved two major milestones: start of nuclear circuit cleaning and completion of full scope simulator testing.

Flamanville 3 in France

The EPR unit Flamanville 3 is the first generation III+ reactor being built in France. This was the 100th reactor order for AREVA NP.

Taishan 1 and 2 in China

AREVA NP is building two EPR plants in the province Guangdong in cooperation with CGNPC. And will also deliver the nuclear fuel for a period of 15 years.

Hinkley Point in United Kingdom

By 2020, the British government will be embarking on a program to replace its nuclear fleet. EDF Energy, a subsidiary of EDF, is going to build two EPR reactors on the site of Hinkley Point.

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