AREVA Celebrates the Success of the French Nuclear Industry on the Export Market

  AREVA Celebrates the Success of the French Nuclear Industry on the Export

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PARIS -- December 17, 2012

Regulatory News :

Nicole Bricq, the French Foreign Trade Minister, accompanied by Luc Oursel,
Chief Executive Officer of AREVA (Paris:AREVA), paid a visit today to AREVA’s
Chalon/Saint-Marcel site in Burgundy. The Minister wished to mark her support,
and that of the French government as a whole, for the French nuclear sector’s
export business.

AREVA’s Chalon/Saint-Marcel site is a prime example of the dynamism of the
French nuclear sector’s export business, producing heavy components for the
group’s new-build and in-service power plants in France and overseas. Since
the 1970s, the site has delivered over 300 steam generators that equip 106
reactors in 11 countries. Over 40% of the site’s turnover is export driven, in
particular with the manufacturing of components for the EPR^TM reactors in
China and Finland and with replacement contracts for Sweden, the USA and

During her tour of the facility, the Minister was able to see for herself the
two steam generators that AREVA is set to deliver two months ahead of schedule
to US customer Xcel Energy, for their Prairie Island power plant, in

As he concluded his visit, Luc Oursel said: “Delivering the steam generators
for Prairie Island two months ahead of schedule is a powerful symbol; in 1999
this same plant received the first components exported to the USA from the
Saint-Marcel site. I am honored to be able to share this industrial and
commercial success with our Foreign Trade Minister.”

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

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