United States: AREVA and PEICO Complete Contract to Provide Emergency Regional Response Centers for the Nuclear Industry

  United States: AREVA and PEICO Complete Contract to Provide Emergency
  Regional Response Centers for the Nuclear Industry

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PARIS -- April 15, 2013

Regulatory News:

AREVA (Paris:AREVA) and PEICo (Pooled Equipment and Inventory Company), who
operates the inventory sharing program for U.S. nuclear power plants, have
completed a contract that aligns their services to provide and operate offsite
regional response centers for the U.S. nuclear industry. Under the SAFER
(Strategic Alliance for FLEX Emergency Response) alliance, AREVA and PEICo
will manage the backup system inventory and provide implementation services as
part of an industry-wide safety program.

Following the lessons learned from Fukushima, the U.S. nuclear industry
developed an approach to reinforce the safety measures at nuclear power
plants, which includes the development of the regional response centers.

AREVA and PEICo developed this alliance to meet the needs of their customers
for the availability of offsite equipment, including diesel generators, pumps,
and motors. This offer will align the emergency inventory management support
center operated by PEICo in Memphis, Tennessee and AREVA’s services in
emergency response planning and outage team expertise.

“Developed as part of our Safety Alliance offer, this partnership demonstrates
AREVA’s commitment to the American nuclear industry and our dedication to
safety and operational excellence,” said Tom France, Senior Vice President of
AREVA Reactors and Services AREVA, Inc.

“This alliance of two industry leaders will provide an important
defense-in-depth solution to meet the concerns about the reliability and
accessibility of off-site, backup equipment,” said Mark Olson, PEICo
president. “The industry and public can be confident that backup emergency
assets will be protected and available even following the most unlikely


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 47,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of


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