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fonctionner en base

English translation: base load operation


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French term or phrase:fonctionner en base
English translation:base load operation
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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23:49 Nov 6, 2003
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Tech/Engineering / power plant specifications
French term or phrase: fonctionner en base
"Les unités de production de la Centrale doivent être prévues pour fonctionner en base, et être capables de fournir au moins 420 GWh par an." In this call for tender for construction of a 60 M power station, this sentence appears. How should this "en base" be translated? Is this intended to indicate that the units should function as basic power sources or is there some other meaning here? TIA!
Germaine A Hoston
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base load operation
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4 +5base load operation



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base load operation


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agree  Stephen McCann
4 mins
  -> merci

agree  Iolanta Vlaykova Paneva
6 mins
  -> et merci

agree  Jean-Luc Dumont: ou baseload service
8 mins
  -> si je te dis que je préfère operations!!! on fait quoi!!! -:)

agree  Jane Lamb-Ruiz
25 mins
  -> coucou les qui se lèvent quand nous on va se coucher!!!

agree  Robintech
8 hrs
  -> thks
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