AREVA SA provides solutions for carbon dioxide free power generation and electricity distribution primarily in Europe, North America, and Asia. Divisions The company operates in four divisions, including the Front End Division; the Reactors and Services Division; the Back End Division; and the Transmission & Distribution Division. FRONT END DIVISION The Front End division engages in uranium exploration, mining, conversion, and enrichment, and the design and fabrication of fuel for nuclear reactors. It controls a diversified portfolio of mining properties in operation (Canada, Kazakhstan and Niger) and under development (Africa, Canada and Mongolia). In addition, it owns and operates industrial facilities, primarily in Europe (France, Germany and Belgium), but also in the United States. The division’s customers are primarily operators of nuclear power plants (utilities) and research reactors. Mining Business Unit In addition to uranium trading, the Mining business unit’s four main activities are mineral exploration: discovering new ore bodies for future mining; mining operations: ore extraction using various methods and techniques; ore processing: concentration of uranium contained in ore using chemical processes; and site reclamation after mining: restoration of mine sites in accordance with applicable environmental standards. It also produces gold through its subsidiary, La Mancha, which is a diversified international gold producer that operates two gold mines in Africa and one in Australia. Chemistry Business Unit The Chemistry business unit’s primary business is to convert natural uranium (U3O8) into uranium hexafluoride (UF6). Uranium concentrates shipped from the mine for conversion are owned by the electric utility customer. The business unit has an annual production capacity of 14,000 metric tons (MT) for UF6 conversion, 14,500 MT for defluorination, 2,400 MT for denitration, and 80 MT for fluorine derivatives. Enrichment Business Unit The Enrichment Business Unit alters the isotopic composition of natural uranium. This operation is performed on uranium hexafluoride (UF6). The customer delivers natural UF6 to the enrichment facility. UF6 is a chemical compound of uranium and gaseous fluorine that contains the fissile isotope of uranium (U235) needed to make nuclear fuel for light water reactors. Fuel Business Unit The Fuel business unit designs, fabricates, and sells nuclear fuel assemblies for pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) power plants and for research reactors. The fissile material remains the property of the customer. In addition to conventional enriched uranium oxide fuel (UO2), the business unit supplies MOX fuel and enriched reprocessed uranium fuel (ERU) using fissile materials recycled from used fuel. The Fuel business unit sells part of the group’s MOX fuel. REACTORS AND SERVICES DIVISION The Reactors and Services division combines the operations of nuclear reactor design and construction, as well as the products and services needed for power plant maintenance, operation, renovation, and capacity upgrades. The division designs and builds the two types of reactors, including pressurized water reactors (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR), as well as naval propulsion and research/test reactors. It also offers products and services for upgrades, inspection, and servicing of various types of nuclear power plants and for nuclear propulsion. The company is building four EPR reactors, including one 1,600-MW unit in Olkiluoto, Finland, one 1,600-MW unit in Flamanville, France, and two 1,600-MW units in Taishan, China. The division is organized into seven business units: Plants business unit: design, engineering and construction of nuclear power plants; Equipment business unit: design and manufacture of nuclear power plant components; Nuclear Services business unit: maintenance, inspection and servicing of nuclear power plants; AREVA TA business unit: design and fabrication of naval propulsion reactors and ultra-safe complex systems; Nuclear Measurement business unit: design and fabrication of nuclear measurement instrumentation; Consu
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