PARIS Dec 14 Germany's E.On EONG.DE might
take an 8 percent stake in France's second new generation EPR
nuclear power plant, French daily Le Figaro said on Monday.
EDF, which operates 58 nuclear reactors in 19 nuclear
plants in France, is building an EPR in Flamanville and is
planning a second one in Penly.
The French government said in May that French power group
EDF (EDF.PA) would own half of the capital of the company
operating the future Penly EPR reactor, while GDF Suez GSZ.PA
would take a third of the capital.
GDF Suez and Total (TOTF.PA) had later said they would
jointly own a 33.33 percent stake, with GDF Suez owning the bulk
of the stake.
"Now, behind the EDF (EDF.PA) and GDF Suez duo, one will
see ... a trio made of Total-E.ON-Enel (ENEI.MI) emerge with
each owning a stake of a little over 8 percent ", the paper
said, without citing its sources.
"At this stage, nothing is official. But discussions are
making good progress under the lead of the government", it said.
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon)