Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ABC Wednesday
F is for Flamanville

Flying back from Jersey last year we flew with Flybe over Flamanville in France.

Flamanville is a commune in the Manche department in north-western France.

The Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant was established there in the 1980s, with two PWR reactors of 1300 MWe each, which were put into operation in 1986 and 1987.

Flamanville has been selected for the installation of the first French EPR reactor (which will be Flamanville's third reactor) near the two existing ones. This facility was to be operational in 2012 but at the early planning and permission stage objections were raised by the neighbouring States of Jersey and the start date has been put back to 2014.

More information about the town can be found on its website.

Information about the reactor can be gleaned from the Power Technology website.

Another aerial photograph from further North can be found on sithenah.

More F posts can be found on ABC Wednesday.


  1. The French use nukes more than just about anyone, on a per capita basis. Hope they have sufficient safeguards.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Hope by 2014 there's something else preventing them to launch this!

    Hello, Gerald! :)