Supply chain rss

New vessel head delivered to Tihange unit

Corporate

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.

Investment in nuclear R&D key to UK success

Nuclear Policies

02 March 2015

The UK can only be a competitive player in the global nuclear market if the government commits to a program of research and development (R&D) aimed at advanced reactor and fuel cycle technologies, as well as developing a skilled workforce, the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board suggests.

Reprieve for Canadian isotope reactor

Regulation and Safety

09 February 2015

NRU (AECL/Chalk River)_48Canada's NRU reactor will be able to continue to play a key role in providing medical isotopes until March 2018 after the Canadian government announced its decision to support an extension of the reactor's operations. The extension will be subject to regulatory approval.

US queries French uranium imports

Uranium and 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.

CASI venture opens in China

Corporate

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.

Roadmap to nuclear future

Nuclear Policies

29 January 2015

Nuclear power is one of the most important technologies that can help the world to limit global warming to 2ºC, said OECD agencies in a Technology Roadmap for nuclear that spells out some steps to ensure this happens.