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First European parts delivered to Iter

New Nuclear

06 May 2015

First European ITER delivery 48The first European-supplied components have been delivered to the construction site of the Iter project at Cadarache in southern France. The large tanks were produced in Spain and will be part of the fusion reactor's water detritiation system.

Areva reviews forging inspections


22 April 2015

Areva announced yesterday that it is conducting additional studies on the quality of forged components and the quality processes at its Le Creusot facility in Burgundy. It plans an external review of areas related to forging and inspections.

Areva signs Jaitapur agreements

New Nuclear

13 April 2015

India-France April 2015 - 48Areva has signed two agreements with Indian companies in preparation for the project to construct six EPR units at Jaitapur in Maharashtra state. The agreements were signed during a visit to Paris by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

Areva wins deal to supply Energoatom with enriched uranium

Uranium and Fuel

27 April 2015

Areva-Energoatom April 2015 - 48French engineering company Areva has for the first time signed a contract with Energoatom for the supply of enriched uranium to be used at Ukraine's nuclear power reactors. The first batches will be delivered in 2015.

Flamanville construction continues while vessel tests due

Regulation and Safety

20 April 2015

Work is continuing at the construction site of an EPR unit at Flamanville in northern France, French utility EDF said yesterday. Preparations are underway to conduct further tests on the unit's vessel after anomalies were identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of it.

Flamanville EPR vessel anomalies under scrutiny

Regulation and Safety

07 April 2015

EPR reactor vessel 48Anomalies have been identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of the reactor vessel of the EPR under construction at Flamanville, Areva has informed the French nuclear regulator. Further tests are planned to show the extent and effect of the areas of the vessel showing higher carbon concentrations.