Kazakhstan studies France experience in operation of nuclear power plants

Experts from Kazakhstan visited Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant
Фото: geoenergetics.ru 22.07.2022 302

Officials from the Ministry of Energy, LLP Kazakhstan Nuclear Energy Plants, National Nuclear Center, JSC KEGOC and JSC Kazatomprom came to France for studying country’s experience in the construction and operation of nuclear power stations and nuclear energy development, El.kz reports with reference to the press service of Samruk-Kazyna.

The delegation also visited the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant located on the coast of the English Channel, 23 km southwest of Cherbourg city. The nuclear power plant has two pressurized water reactors (PWRs) each producing 1300 MW. Flamanville generates approximately 4% of the entire electric energy consumed in France.

France ranks 2nd in the world in terms of the number of nuclear reactors: 69% of electricity in the country is generated at nuclear power plants. Also, the republic is the world's largest net exporter of electricity and receives more than 3 billion euros a year from this.

"The Head of our State called for intensifying efforts to implement projects aimed at import substitution from third countries with products of manufacturers of the countries of the region," the publication says.