Emmanuel Macron proclaims the official takeover of General Electric's actions by EDF | EUROtoday

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Emmanuel Macron gives a speech to General Electric employees at the Belfort turbine manufacturing site, February 10, 2022.

The takeover by EDF of the nuclear actions of General Electric (GE) has lastly been finalized and will probably be efficient on Friday, introduced President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with the regional dailies of the EBRA group. “This May 31, EDF officially takes over the nuclear activities of General Electric and in particular the maintenance and manufacturing activities of Arabelle turbines”he stated, despite the fact that the precept of this operation had been introduced in 2022.

Arabelle generators, manufactured by GE, are important tools for nuclear energy vegetation. “This transaction will allow us to take over the production of turbines, and it can be profitable because we will produce for ourselves and for others”argues the president.

In 2015, Alstom's power department was acquired by GE, following an extended political-economic controversy that started in spring 2014. Emmanuel Macron was Minister of the Economy when the operation was finalized. EDF and GE introduced in February 2022 “an exclusivity agreement” to debate the French power firm's takeover of GE Steam Power, the nuclear department of the American conglomerate. President Emmanuel Macron then introduced, from Belfort, the relaunch of an unlimited French nuclear program.

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But the operation was sluggish to materialize, stumbling particularly over geopolitical questions. Asked concerning the presence of the Russian Rosatom among the many shoppers of this nuclear exercise and due to this fact concerning the opposition of the United States, Emmanuel Macron “confirms that all these issues were on the table and have been resolved”.

Asked about the truth that this announcement comes ten days earlier than the European elections, Emmanuel Macron replied that it’s “first of a company announcement”. “I didn't select the calendar, and if I may have introduced it in December, I’d have been even happier. »

The World with AFP

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