4 August 2010 – Speaking to La Tribune, the French daily business newspaper, earlier this week, Henri Proglio, chairman and chief executive officer of EDF, confirmed that EDF was likely to jointly bid for international projects with Chinese companies.
EDF is already a member of a consortium that is building two third-generation nuclear reactors. One in the city of Taishan in China’s southeastern Guangdong Province, and the other in Flamanville, France.
The EPR reactors are being developed by Areva, with the nuclear reactor in Taishan expected to be completed before the Flamanville reactor.
The Taishan reactor will be operated by Taishan Nuclear Joint Venture Company Limited, which is jointly owned by EDF (30 per cent) and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (70 per cent).
The joint venture is described as the biggest clean energy project between China and France.
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