Inauguration of AREVA Creusot Forge’s New Hydraulic Press
PARIS -- June 20, 2014
Regulatory News :
Today the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, visited AREVA’s
(Paris:AREVA) Creusot Forge site, which is specialized in the fabrication of
major forgings and castings. On this occasion, Mr. Valls inaugurated the
site’s new 9,000 ton hydraulic press.
In order to meet the international nuclear market demand for reactor heavy
components, AREVA Creusot Forge undertook a program to modernize production
capacity. This program was also presented to Mr. Valls.
Featuring state-of-the-art equipment (accelerated tool loading, laser
measurement), the new press will make more forging operations faster and more
precise. AREVA Creusot Forge also features an 11,000 ton hydraulic press, some
of the world’s most powerful furnaces, and tooling machines for high-precision
Thanks to this exceptional industrial asset, AREVA is one of the few suppliers
capable of producing the forgings of the reactor pressure vessel, steam
generator, and other vital nuclear reactor components. AREVA’s equipment
facilities also include the Chalon St-Marcel and Jeumont factories where these
components are assembled.
MORE ABOUT AREVA
AREVA is a world leader in nuclear power. The group’s offer to utilities
covers every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and construction,
and operating services. Its expertise and uncompromising dedication to safety
make it a leading industry player.
AREVA also invests in renewable energies to develop, via partnerships, high
Through the complementary nature of nuclear and renewables, AREVA’s 45,000
employees contribute to building tomorrow’s energy model: supplying the
greatest number of people with energy that is safer and with less CO.
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