AREVA Continues to Supply Fuel to FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2012 – AREVA has extended its fuel fabrication contract with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp., for the continued fuel delivery to the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station located in northwestern Ohio.
Under the amendment of its 2006 agreement with FirstEnergy, AREVA will provide six batches of reload fuel and engineering services with deliveries beginning in 2014. All six of these reload batches are firm orders which will supply fuel to Davis-Besse through 2026. This contract extension uses AREVA’s advanced, high performance fuel assembly design, which has operated well since first delivered in 2006. AREVA has been supplying fuel to Davis-Besse since it began operations in 1977.