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CGN and EDF to beef up cooperation


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was inked between China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and Electricité de France (EDF) in Paris on March 26 in the presence of CGN Chairman He Yu and EDF Chairman Jean-Bernard Levy.

Liu Yuguang, deputy general manager of CGN European Energy Company, and Fabrice Fourcade, chairman of EDF China, signed the agreement on behalf of the respective sides.

CGN and EDF play an important role in China-France nuclear power cooperation, which has been a catalyst for the bilateral relations between the two countries. The signing of the MOU will further deepen the mutual trust and accelerate their cooperation in offshore wind power, solar power and other renewable energies.

After the signing ceremony, He and Levy conducted exchanges on their cooperation projects and the establishment of a China-France friendship foundation.

He noted that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to France from March 24 to 26 was fruitful, bringing China-France relations to a new level. CGN and EDF should seize the opportunity that came from the visit and strengthen their cooperation in nuclear power and other clean energies for a mutually beneficial result.

In addition, Levy spoke highly of CGN’s contribution to their cooperation projects, especially the Hinkley Point C project in Britain. He expressed hope that the projects can be advanced smoothly with both sides working together to solve potential problems.