EDF board approves steam generators order

The board of EDF has approved an order for 44 steam generators to be installed in its 1,300MW nuclear power plants.

Areva and Westinghouse are to undertake the supply of 32 and 12 generators respectively, for a total value in excess of €1.5bn (£1.3bn).

EDF believes that as a result, suitably equipped and highly experienced industrial sites, particularly in the Burgundy region, will see a substantial demand for their services from EDF over the years ahead.