Cordemais Power Station Expansion

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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.[1] 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."[2] 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".[3]

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  1. EDF, "EDF brings into service a quarter of its planned new generation capacity in France", Media Release, January 23, 2008.
  2. "PiE;s new power plant tracker - April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 14.
  3. EDF, 2007 Annual Report, page 62.

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