Alliance established to help nuclear industry address external event risks

Areva Inc. and Etranco Inc., an international probabilistic risk assessment consulting firm, said they signed a cooperative alliance agreement to help utility customers comply with new U.S. orders and recommendations as a result of post-Fukushima reviews.

The agreement is part of the global Safety Alliance program Areva deployed, through which it provides a range of products, services and solutions such as safety analysis, safety upgrades and safety procedures to help utilities worldwide demonstrate and upgrade the safety of their nuclear plant fleets.

The agreement will help provide solutions to customers for issues related to external event risks, such as seismic hazard curve, ground motion response spectra, containment and building response, equipment fragility analysis, seismic margins assessment or seismic probabilistic risk assessment and external flooding evaluation.

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