Cordemais Power Station Expansion
Cordemais Power Station Expansion near the village of Cordemais, Nantes has reopened the Cordemais 3 oil-fired generating unit at the existing Cordemais power station owned and operated by EDF; the 185 million euro expansion would add 700 megawatts to the existing 1900 megawatt station. In February 2006 Power in Europe, an energy trade newsletter, reported that the "additional 700 MW to come from re-opening a closed unit at cost of €50 million, plus €55 million spend to improve performance of existing operational units. €80 million to be spent on Nox reductions. Project is part of EDF programme to increase capacity by 3,100 MW by 2008." This project is now completed with EDF stating in its 2007 annual report that the Cordemais 3 unit was "brought back into service as planned, after being shut down for 12 years".
Articles and Resources
- EDF, "EDF brings into service a quarter of its planned new generation capacity in France", Media Release, January 23, 2008.
- "PiE;s new power plant tracker - April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 14.
- EDF, 2007 Annual Report, page 62.
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