AREVA: UK nuclear power deals with EDF, Rolls-Royce mark major milestones

Source: AREVA 

Rendering of AREVA’s 1650 MW EPR Generation III+ pressurized water reactor design, which places it among the most powerful nuclear reactors in the world. AREVA has achieved major milestones for EPR construction projects in the UK signing new agreements at the Franco-British summit in Paris.

The AREVA EPR design is a Generation III+ pressurized water reactor with an electrical production capacity of more than 1650 MW, which places it among the most powerful nuclear  reactors in the world.

AREVA and Rolls-Royce commit to wider cooperation

AREVA signed an enhanced cooperation agreement with Rolls-Royce to extend global cooperation which covers the manufacture of components for new nuclear power plants and other nuclear projects in the United Kingdom and beyond. It follows a global agreement signed between the two companies in March 2011.

Rolls-Royce will supply AREVA with equipment and technical and engineering services with an objective of £100 million in value for the first of its EPR reactors in the UK, planned to be built at Hinkley Point by EDF. The agreement provides for similar values of work to be made available for subsequent EPR construction in the UK.

Luc Oursel, AREVA CEO, said: “Since our original commitment in March, we have widened and deepened the scope of our cooperation. We look forward to working with Rolls-Royce across a range of opportunities including the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle and the expansion of renewable energies.”

Joint development with EDF of the NSSS and I&C contract for Hinkley Point

AREVA has signed with EDF a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the delivery of the nuclear steam supply system and all central instrumentation and control systems for the Hinkley Point C project and confirming the timeframe for completing the negotiation for the contract.

AREVA has been chosen to build the nuclear steam generating systems for the first four EPR reactors planned for construction in the UK by EDF and is competing for a further two reactors for Horizon Nuclear Power. The group is also in preliminary discussions with NuGen for the construction of two EPR reactors

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