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Offshore Wind: AREVA To Localize in Scotland and Completes Robust Industrial Plan in Europe

  Offshore Wind: AREVA To Localize in Scotland and Completes Robust Industrial
  Plan in Europe

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PARIS -- November 19, 2012

Regulatory News:

On the occasion of Mr. Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister’s, visit to
Paris, the  AREVA (Paris:AREVA) group and Scottish Enterprise*, signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on industrial site development for the
manufacture of wind turbines in East Scotland.

The MoU is a step towards establishing an AREVA factory in Scotland that will
manufacture its 5MW turbines for offshore projects in the United Kingdom,
complementing AREVA’s Le Havre facilities that will supply France, Belgium and
more southerly UK projects. It is part of the group’s strategy to establish a
manufacturing base that will cover the European market from three main
industrial hubs in Germany (Bremerhaven), France (Le Havre) and the UK
(Eastern Scotland).

AREVA, actively tendering with major utilities in the UK offshore wind market,
has chosen to locate its future facility in East Scotland to optimise
logistics costs for UK projects and to benefit from a growing cluster of
offshore supply chain businesses in the area. Its development has the
potential to create 750 direct jobs in the manufacture of wind turbines and
blades.

The group is one of the leading offshore wind suppliers in Europe where the
installed base for offshore is expected to exceed 40,000 MW by 2030. Thanks to
its field-proven M5000 technology and unique experience in the field, AREVA is
well positioned to grasp significant growth opportunities in the UK, which is
now home to the world’s largest offshore wind market.

In the UK, AREVA is also involved in both nuclear decommissioning and plans
for new build where it is actively working to develop a local industrial
supply chain.

Luc Oursel, CEO of AREVA, said: “This demonstrates the group's commitment to
contribute to the development of an ambitious offshore wind industry in the
UK. The Scottish site will complete our industrial plan to supply European
offshore wind projects and will strongly position us to grasp opportunities in
the extensive UK market.”

*Scottish Enterprise is a sponsored non-departmental public body of the
Scottish Government.

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AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise
and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are
setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process
of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding its
operations to renewable energies – wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and
storage – to be one of the leaders in this sector worldwide.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 48,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
people.

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