United-States: AREVA Signs a Major Fuel Contract with Exelon
PARIS -- April 18, 2013
Regulatory News :
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) signed a contract with the U.S. utility Exelon to provide
nuclear fuel fabrication services to Dresden and Quad Cities nuclear power
stations (Illinois) and to continue fabrication services to Three Mile Island
nuclear plant (Pennsylvania).
Under the agreement, AREVA will supply beginning in 2016 a total of twelve
reloads to the four Dresden and Quad Cities units. In addition, the group will
provide six fuel reloads to Three Mile Island and continue to supply the
facility with both fuel and engineering services.
“AREVA is proud that Exelon chose to use its ATRIUM^TM 10XM*”, stated Markus
Birkhofer, Executive VP for AREVA’s fuel activities. “This contract recognizes
the excellent performance of our fuel technologies and confirms our strong
position on the boiling water reactor market”.
AREVA will fabricate the fuel at its Richland, Washington facility.
AREVA’s ATRIUM™ 10XM is a proven, safe, and reliable product. It is designed
to improve fuel efficiency and operating flexibility. Its superior performance
has been demonstrated by reliable operation in more than 2,000 fuel
assemblies. ATRIUM™ 11, which is under development, will provide additional
fuel cycle economics to boiling water reactors.
* ATRIUM^TM: fuel assembly supplied by AREVA to utilities operating the
boiling water reactors worldwide.
MORE ABOUT AREVA
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, bioenergy, energy 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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