EDF - Chooz NPP & Decommissioning

  • Chooz Nuclear Power Plant & Decommissioning

  •  Chooz Nuclear Power Plant

    • Commissioning date: 1996 for production unit B1 /1997 for production unit B2
    • Production 2015: 20,8 TWh
    • Number of Production Units: 2
    • Total power: 2 x 1450 Mw

    Chooz decommissioning

    • Operation period: 1967 - 1991
    • Number of Production Units: 1
    • Total Power: 350 MW (PWR technology)

    EDF take over the technical and financial responsibility of its nuclear power plant dismantling at the end of their operation. Its priority is to guarantee the environment safety and protection neat to a power plant in dismantling with the same rigour and transparency that the company demonstrate in the operation of its 58 nuclear reactors

    The first Chooz A Pressurized Water reactor was stopped in 1991 and is now being dismantled.
    The power plant dismantling process made the subject of a public investigation in 2006 in order to obtain the authorization decree for the complete installations decommissioning.

    The 29th of September 2007, the NSA college of Commissioners (Nuclear Safety Authority) gave a favourable opinion on the Chooz A power plant complete decommissioning.
    The end of the dismantling operations is foreseen in 2025.
    Once rehabilitated and decommissioned, the site will continue to be the EDF property and remain at industrial vocation.

    In 2015, the French nuclear fleet produced 416,8 billion KWh. Chooz Nuclear Power Plant, however, produced 20,8 billion of KWh, which represents almost 5% of the French Nuclear production.

  • Programme

  • JULY 1, 2016

    07.58 AM - Departure from Paris-Est train station

    08.44 AM - Arrival to Reims train station

    09.00 AM - Transfer to Chooz site by minibus

    11.00 AM - Welcome to EDF Chooz – Public Information Centre
    Welcome coffee with Frédéric Maillard, Manager of Chooz NPP
    And Guilhem Le Roy, Manager of Chooz A site

    11.10 AM - Presentations
    · Presentation of the dismantling facilities of EDF in France
    · Dismantling activities

    12.00 PM - Lunch, by a caterer [Public Information Centre]

    12.45 PM - Access procedures – Transfer to Chooz A

    01.15 PM - Visit of Chooz A
    Visit of the controlled area (undressing / Dressing phase)
    · HR (former Reactor Building)
    · HK (former Fuel Building)

    03.00 PM - End of tour – transfer to Chooz B

    03.15 PM - Access procedures

    03.30 PM - Visit of Chooz B
    · Turbine Hall
    · Control room simulator (exact replica of the main control room)

    04.45 PM - Return of badges
    Transfer to the Public Information Centre

    05.00 PM - Transfer by minibus to Reims

    07.45 PM
    - Train departure from Reims

    08.31 PM - Arrival to Paris-Est train station

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