EDF : EDF, Areva et CGNPC signed a joint statement of cooperation.
EDF, Areva et CGNPC signed a joint statement of cooperation.
HE Yu, Chairman of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co. (CGNPC), Henri
Proglio, Chief Executive Officer of Electricité de France (EDF), and Luc
Oursel, Chief Executive Officer of AREVA have signed a tripartite agreement
fostering deeper industrial and commercial cooperation among the three groups.
According to the terms of this agreement, CGNPC, AREVA and EDF reaffirm their
willingness to successfully complete the construction of the first two
reactors in Taishan, and to carry out a successful start of their commercial
operation. This will also set the stage for an effective development of future
reactors. In this perspective, AREVA and CGNPC will shortly analyze the return
on experience gained from the construction of Taishan 1 & 2 units.
This cooperation also foresees EDF and AREVA contribution, in their respective
field of expertise, to the improvement of safety, maintenance and performance
of CGNPC's reactors in operation, and to the evolution of its fleet. Within
this framework, the three partners will benefit together from their respective
nuclear industrial experiences and will consider cooperation in future
Henri Proglio, EDF's CEO, declared: "Signing this agreement confirm the
long-term relationship with CGNPC that began over 30 years ago with the
construction and commercial operation of the Daya Bay and Ling Ao plants. Our
shared interest, which was formalised today, is to continue with and
strengthen this collaboration, which will benefit the whole nuclear sector in
EDF group, one of the leaders in the European energy market, is an integrated
energy company active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission,
distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity
producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydropower generation
facilities where 95.9% of the electricity output is CO2-free. EDF's
transmission and distribution subsidiaries in France operate 1,285,000 km of
low and medium voltage overhead and underground electricity lines and around
100,000 km of high and very high voltage networks. The Group is involved in
supplying energy and services to approximately 28.6 million customers in
France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €72.7 billion in 2012, of
which 46.2% outside of France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and
is a member of the CAC 40 index.
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