Areva awarded contract to upgrade nuclear power plants

EDF has awarded Areva with a contract worth more than €600m ($803 million) to upgrade the monitoring and control systems of its 1,300 MW power plants: Paluel, Flamanville, Saint-Alban, Cattenom, Belleville, Nogent sur Seine, Golfech and Penly.

The work, to be carried out on 20 reactors, is part of EDF’s industrial program for the continuous improvement of its nuclear installations. EDF said the aim is to enhance the performance of the monitoring and control systems.

The first installment will commence in 2015, to coincide with the third 10-yearly reactor inspections.

As the principal contractor, Areva will be working primarily with its partner, Rolls Royce, to supply the majority of the technology associated with this contract.

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