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Japan: AREVA signs a contract to supply MOX fuel to Chugoku

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September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009

AREVA has signed today a contract* to supply 40 MOX fuel assemblies for unit 2 of the Shimane nuclear power plant, owned and operated by Japanese utility Chugoku EPCo.

Under the terms of the contract, the fuel will be fabricated at AREVA’s MELOX plant in southern France, using plutonium recovered from the treatment operations performed at AREVA’s La Hague plant, thereby recycling it to be used in Japan as MOX fuel.

For Jean-Pierre Gros, Executive Vice President of AREVA’s Recycling business unit, “This commercial success strengthens AREVA’s world leadership in MOX fuel fabrication, and attests to Japanese utilities’ confidence in our technology and know-how.”


Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637
Email: jarret.adams@areva.com

Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503
Email: veronique.larlham@areva.com