Flamanville 3 is a 1,650MW nuclear reactor planned in Normandy, France. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently at the under construction stage. The construction on the reactor is likely to commence in Dec, 2007. The plant proponent is expected to achieve the first power from the reactor in 2024 and is planned for commissioning in the same year. Buy the profile here.

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Description

Flamanville 3 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor being developed by Framatome, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,650MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by Electricite de France. The company has a stake of 100%.

Flamanville 3 is a type of PWR reactor. It will feature 241 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction is expected to commence from Dec, 2007. Subsequent to that it will enter commercial operation by 2024.

Contractors involved

GE Power will be the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. Electricite de France is expected to be the architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system is likely to be supplied by Framatome. The reactor vessel is expected to be supplied by Framatome. The material used for the construction of the vessel will be 16MND5. The civil works will be carried out by Bouygues Construction.

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About Framatome

Framatome SAS (Framatome), a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA, designs and supplies nuclear equipment and steam supply systems. The company manufactures components, fuel assemblies, instrumentation, and control systems for nuclear power plants. It provides engineering and design, instrumentation and control, licensing and commissioning project management, plant performance, fuel services, aging, and asset management services. Framatome also offers outage services maintenance, components repair and replacement, and other related services. The company’s project portfolio includes Flamanville 3, Taishan 1 & 2, and Hinkley Point C. It serves defense, medical, healthcare, and other sectors. The company has operations in France, Germany, China, and the US. Framatome is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

This content was updated on 1 January 1970

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.