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CH2M HILL to Manage Design and Construction of AREVA’s Newport News Manufacturing Facility

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October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009 

AREVA and CH2M HILL announced today a new contract in which CH2M HILL will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the AREVA Newport News heavy component manufacturing facility in Newport News, Virginia.

The $360 million facility will manufacture heavy components, such as reactor vessels, pressurizers and steam generators, for future AREVA U.S. EPR™ plants in the United States and other EPR™ projects around the world. The 330,000 square-foot facility is expected to be operational in January 2012.

“There are several reasons why CH2M HILL gets really excited about a project like this,” said Bob Card, President of CH2M HILL’s Facilities & Infrastructure division. “One reason is that this kind of project lets us apply our expertise in integrated design and construction for large, challenging projects. This project is also in alignment with our strong corporate commitment to promoting more environmentally responsible ways of producing and using energy. An added bonus is that the project is coming along at a time when the economic stimulus it provides will be much appreciated through the region.”


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

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