Video: EPR Reactor Vessel Shipped to New Nuclear Plant in France

Areva recently delivered the reactor pressure vessel for the first Generation III+ nuclear plant in France.

The 1,650 megawatt EPR unit at Flamanville is expected to come online in 2016. According to an Areva release, construction work at the site is more than 95 percent finished, and the RPV will be installed in the coming months.

The following videos document the massive component's journey from Saint Marcel in Brittany to the port of Dielette, then overland to the Normandy construction site.