Saudi Arabia: AREVA and EDF Sign an Agreement with the National Institute of
Technology to Develop Nuclear Skills in the Country
PARIS -- July 11, 2013
Regulatory News :
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) and EDF have signed a cooperation agreement with the
National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Bahrah with the aim of contributing
to the development of technical nuclear skills in Saudi Arabia.
This cooperation with a leading technical institute demonstrates the
willingness of the French nuclear industry to contribute to the training of
saudi technicians in the various nuclear specialties (welding, electrical
installation, mechanics and electro-mechanics).
Localizing skills lies at the heart of the international development strategy
implemented by AREVA and EDF, who intend to rely on local partners for the
shared industrial projects they export.
The two companies have thus welcomed recently representatives from several
Saudi higher education establishments to their industrial sites in France in
order to show them fuel cycle activities, operation of the nuclear plants and
More about EDF and AREVA
EDF group, one of the leaders in the European energy market, is an integrated
energy company active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission,
distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity
producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydropower generation
facilities where 95.9% of the electricity output is CO2-free.
EDF’s transmission and distribution subsidiaries in France operate 1,285,000
km of low and medium voltage overhead and underground electricity lines and
around 100,000 km of high and very high voltage networks. The Group is
involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 28.6 million
customers in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €72.7 billion
in 2012, of which 46.2% outside of France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock
Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
AREVA supplies advanced technology 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 operating services. The group is actively
developing its activities in renewable energies – wind, bioenergy, solar and
energy storage – to become 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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