In order to benefit from its expertise in the field of decommissioning at the international level, EDF decided, in 2016, to create an entity dedicated to waste treatment and decommissioning activities: Cyclife. The subsidiary has today unique industrial assets for treatment and volume reduction of nuclear waste in France, UK and Sweden, as well as advanced engineering capabilities for dismantling of nuclear facilities thanks to Cyclife Engineering, Graphitech and Cyclife Digital Solutions.
EDF is operating the 58 active French nuclear reactors, as well as 15 nuclear reactors in the UK. With an installed capacity reaching 73 GW, EDF is safely producing competitive low-carbon electricity in France. As a responsible operator, EDF is mastering the full value stream of nuclear electricity production, thanks to its industrial excellence, among the most controlled of the world.
Thanks to its unique expertise, EDF is fully responsible for the decommissioning of nuclear sites and radioactive waste management from the financial, technical and reglementary points of view. The Group is currently carrying out 9 decommissioning projects, on 4 different reactor technologies. These operations are managed by a dedicated division of EDF called DP2D (Waste management, dismantling and decommissioning projects).