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Delta and EDF have agreed to collaborate on development of a secondnuclear power plant at Borssele in the Netherlands, the Dutch and Frenchutilities said in a joint statement late Wednesday. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding "commences a new phase in along term process to establish a proper framework that could ultimately leadto a joint development of a nuclear power plant in Borssele," the two said. Delta and EDF would look at the "appropriate contractual structure toincorporate a Joint Development Company which may be established at a laterstage for the development of the project." Should they decide to proceed, Delta and EDF would probably invite thirdparties to act as potential investors and off-takers, they said. Delta said it was encouraged by the positive stance taken by the newDutch government on nuclear development in the Netherlands. EDF's Marc Boudier said the French utility would contribute "itsunparalleled expertise and experience as the operator of 82 nuclear reactorsworldwide, and its Architect/Engineer model." He noted Delta and EDF's collaboration in the 900 MW Sloecentralegas-fired power station in the Netherlands, and EDF's recent acquisition of amajority stake in Belgian utility SPE. "EDF now enjoys a stronger presence inthe Benelux region, an area of major interest in the heart of Europe whichconstitutes a highly significant hub for energy exchange," he said. In June 2009 Delta began a planning application process for up to 2.5 GWof new capacity at the Borssele site in the province of Zeeland. In September this year, RWE-owned Energy Resource Holdings began aseparate planning process for its own 2.5 GW of new nuclear capacity atBorssele. While ERH and Delta each own 50% of EPZ, the company that operatesthe existing nuclear plant at Borssele, ERH said its plan was distinct fromDelta's. --Henry Edwardes-Evans, henry_edwardes-evans@platts.comSimilar stories appear in Power in Europe See more information at