All of the heavy components have been installed on the chinese reactors and everything appears to be on schedule and budget for a late 2013 start for unit 1 and a 2014 start for unit 2.
On 3 December 2012 EDF announced that the estimated costs for the Flamanville, France EPR 1700MWe reactor escalated to €8.5 billion ($11 billion), and the completion of construction is delayed to 2016.
In December 2012, Areva estimated that the full cost of building the Olkilouto reactor will be about €8.5 billion, or almost three times the delivery price of €3 billion.
$22 billion for two EPR reactors in Europe (France and Finland) is about triple the $7.5 billion for the two chinese EPR reactors.
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