12. Flamanville NPP (EDF)

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The EDF nuclear power plant of Flamanville is composed of 2 1330 MWe Pressurized Water Reactors production units. The construction start years for the 2 units were 1979 and 1980, and their first commercial operation years were respectively 1986 and 1987. In 2013, the EDF Flamanville nuclear power plant produced 18 TWh, which represents more than 3 % of the total French electricity production.

The Flamanville 3 EPR is being built next to the operating Power Plants. Following an initial preparatory phase involving earthworks and excavation in 2006, construction work began in December 2007, and is now well underway. After the reactor pressure vessel was put in place at the beginning of 2014, followed by the arrival of the 4 steam generators in the spring, delivery of the reactor coolant legs and the start of welding operations on the main primary circuit, the pressurizer, final major component, was delivered on September.

Visit program

Please note that participants must arrange their own train travel.

  • Train Intercités 3301, 07:07 Paris Saint-Lazare — 09:51 Valognes
  • 10:00: Transfer to Flamanville site by bus
  • 10:45: Welcome coffee and access procedures
  • 11:00: Presentation of the EDF group and Flamanville EPR project
  • 12:00: Buffet lunch
  • 13:30: Tour of the EPR construction site
  • 16:00: Transfer to train station by bus
  • Train Intercités 3314, 17:55 Valognes — 20:46 Paris Saint-Lazare

Note that before going on site each visitor must present a national identity card or a valid passport. The driving license is not accepted. It is recommended to wear casual clothing, suitable for industrial visit: pants, long sleeves, closed shoes with flat heels. The path includes stairs and elevators. The tour is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo. Luggage, handbags, cameras and video recorders, mobile phones, dictaphones and laptops are prohibited during the visit.
The wearing of personal protective equipment (helmets and glasses) is mandatory.