Includes finance costs during construction: Areva European Pressurized Reactor type and is planned to have a capacity of 1,650 MWe. Bloomberg cost estimate: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-29/edf-said-to-raise-flamanville-costs-to-6-5-billion-delay-reactor-starts.html
The EPR will cost around 6 billion euros ($8.5 million) and start selling power commercially in 2016 compared with a previous estimate of about 5 billion euros and 2014, according to an e-mailed statement today from the Paris-based company.
The plant is a showcase for the ‘third-generation’ nuclear technology the utility wants to export globally. EDF is developing EPRs in China and has plans for more in the U.K. and the U.S. The 1,650-megawatt plant has run over its initial budget of 3.3 billion euros and 2012 startup target.
Technical specifications from EDF site: http://energie.edf.com/nucleaire/carte-des-centrales-nucleaires/epr-flamanville-3/la-technologie-epr-48325.html
Operating cost unknown