EDF - Civaux NPP

  • Civaux Nuclear Power Plant


    ID File of the NPP

    • Commissioning date: 1997 for production unit n°1 / 1999 for production unit n°2 
    • 2015 Production: 20 TWh 
    • Number of Production Units: 2
    • Total power: 2 x 1450 MW

    The first nuclear reactors, built in France between 1958 and 1966, belonged to UNGG sector (Uranium Graphite Natural Gas). Then, EDF has adopted an American technology, more efficient and less expensive: the Pressurized Water Reactor. This technology has been declined on each of the 58 reactors from 1977 to 1999, for a total power of 63 GW .
    The two unoits of Civaux Nuclear Power Plant were commissionned in 1997 and 1999.

    Civaux Nuclear Power Plant plant belongs to a standardized plant, which enable to pool the engineering, operating and maintenance resources and has for all the nuclear production plant, an important experience return.  

    In 2015, the French nuclear fleet produced 416,8 billion kWh. Civaux Nuclear Power Plant, howewer, produced 20 billion of  kWh, which represents about 4% of the French nuclear production.

  • Programme

  • JULY 1, 2016

    07.05 AM - Train departure from Paris Montparnasse 1,2

    08.52 - Arrival to Poitiers train station - Transfer by minibus to Civaux

    09.40 AM - Welcome to Civaux site – Public Information Centre

    09.45 AM - Welcome coffee with Louis Bellegarde, Unit Manager or a managing director

    10.00 AM - Presentations
    · Civaux nuclear Power Plant – 20 mn
    · FARN by the FARN manager – 40mn

    11.00 AM - Access procedures – access badges delivery

    11.15 AM - Control room simulator (exact replica of the main control room)

    11.45 AM - Cocktail lunch by a caterer at the Public Information Centre

    12.45 PM - Safety Equipments

    01.00 PM
    - Visit of the installations
    · 01.15 PM: Controlled area : fuel building
    · 02.30 PM: Turbine hall
    · 03.15 PM: FARN, with a FARN representative

    04.30 PM - Return to the Public Information Centre - Debrief

    05.00 PM - Site departure – transfer to Poitiers by minibus

    06.07 PM - Train departure from Poitiers train station

    07.58 PM - Train arrival to Paris Montparnasse 1,2

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