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New vessel head delivered to Tihange unit


25 March 2015

Tihange 3 vessel head 48Areva has delivered a replacement reactor vessel head for unit 3 of Electrabel's Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. The company has also been awarded a contract to supply a new vessel head to a US utility.

Britain remains key to Areva's strategy, says UK CEO


06 March 2015

The UK is one of the two key markets for Areva, together with China, as it is "where the group sees growth", the French engineering company's UK chief executive officer Robert Davies told World Nuclear News in an interview yesterday.

CASI venture opens in China


17 February 2015

CASI signing ceremony 48A joint venture between France's Areva and China's Central Nuclear Control System Engineering Co has officially opened in Beijing. The new company - Areva Nuclear Safety Instrument Control Engineering Co (CASI) - will supply digital control systems for nuclear power plants.

US queries French uranium imports

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

10 March 2015

The US Department of Commerce is querying the status of a minority of US imports of French low-enriched uranium in 2013-2014 under antidumping legislation.

Areva plans to cut costs by $1.1 billion by 2017


04 March 2015

Areva has a two-part strategy aimed at refocusing on its core business of nuclear power, aiming to make savings of about €1 billion ($1.1 billion) over the next few years, following a record loss in 2014 of €4.83 billion ($5.38 billion).

Tricastin 2 cleared for 40 years of operation

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

ASN inspection at Tricastin NPP 48Unit 2 of the four-unit Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France has been given approval by the French nuclear regulator to operate for a further ten years.