Nuclear Industry

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Located on the site of a former granite quarry, then an iron mine in operation until 1962, the Flamanville nuclear power plant covers an area of 120 hectares, half of which was reclaimed from the sea.

With two production units with a power of 1,300 megawatts each, EDF Flamanville produces 18 billion kilowatt hours per year, or 4% of electricity in France, and meets 69% of the region’s electricity needs.

The plant employs around 650 EDF staff to which can be added up to 1,500 external service providers during scheduled outages for maintenance.

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In May 2006, after a public debate, EDF decided to build the first EPR (European Pressurized water Reactor) type nuclear reactor. Flamanville then becomes the first French town to host the EPR.

This new reactor is designed in an evolutionary way to benefit from the experience acquired over more than thirty years by French and German designers and operators.

At full power, this flagship reactor will generate 1,650 megawatts, enough to supply electricity to a region of 1.5 million people, and will reduce long-lived waste by 30%. Its lifespan is estimated at 60 years.

Public Information Center

Would you like to find out more about electricity production? EDF Flamanville offers you an educational tour of over 400m2 dedicated to electrical energy. Equipped with the latest technology (touch-screen tablets, interactive diagrams, educational videos), the Public Information Center offers you the chance to learn about a variety of topics, including the history of electricity, the different means of production, how a nuclear power plant works and the specific features of the EPR, the EDF Group, its businesses and energy issues.

You can also enjoy a panoramic view of the facilities and environmental monitoring points.

This information area is open to visitors on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. outside school holidays and from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. during school holidays.

Duration of the visit: 2 hours.


EDF – Flamanville nuclear power plant
50340 Flamanville
+33 (0)2 33 78 70 17