Shut down since the beginning of February, the Flamanville 2 reactor (Manche) will not be restarted in a few days as initially planned but on November 26, we learned from an EDF spokesperson on Tuesday.
Shut down on February 11, 2022 for “
” of fuel, the reactor subsequently underwent a control operation which was to end on October 9, before being postponed for several weeks.
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The search for stress corrosion on the Flamanville 2 reactor led to the cutting of sections for expertise
", declared the energy company, "
but when rewelding a section of pre-machined piping on another part, machining additional
" was deemed necessary.
These checks for corrosion problems also concerned other reactors, including Chinon 3, Cattenom 3 and Bugey 4. In France, the surge in energy prices driven by the Russian gas supply crisis is aggravated by the unavailability of part of the nuclear fleet, with almost half of the reactors shut down, which weakens electricity production.