EDF and Fortum Partner To Explore Joint Opportunities In New Nuclear

The French utility EDF (ENS Corporate Member) and Fortum have signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement (FCA) to jointly explore collaboration opportunities for small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and large power plant deployment in Finland and Sweden.

The FCA has been signed on the occasion of the second International NUWARD™ Advisory Board meeting, held in Lyon (France) last 8th December.

The agreement is also part of recently launched Fortum’s two-year feasibility study, which explores commercial, technological and societal prerequisites for new nuclear in Finland and Sweden.

EDF is planning to deploy a fleet of EPR units across Europe while developing its 340 MWe NUWARD™ SMR at the same time.

EDF is delighted to join forces with Fortum, a leading nuclear industry player sharing with us the same ambitions for a low carbon sustainable future.

Vakis Ramany, EDF’s Senior Vice-President of Nuclear Development said.

Read the EDF Press Release.