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AREVA Successfully Completes First Installation of Ultrasonic Testing Equipment for Steel Industry

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November 20, 2012

BETHESDA, Md., November 20, 2012 – AREVA announces the successful completion of its first installation of automated ultrasonic testing (UT) equipment for the steel industry in the United States. The success of this installation is the result of AREVA NDE-Solutions expertise, AREVA’s dedicated Non-Destructive Examination unit. This installation thus marks AREVA’s first venture in implementing Non-Destructive Testing Equipment (NDE) for use in other industrial markets in the U.S.

AREVA’s UT system is a high performance, automated inspection unit that uses the most modern ultrasonic techniques, including Phased Array, to deliver precision in material analysis and consistency in data capture and reporting. This system is designed to meet the quality standards required by the nuclear industry and provides assurance to other industries through AREVA’s proven operations in the demanding environment of nuclear power generation.

“AREVA is passionate about providing our customers with innovative, reliable, high-quality testing solutions that provide consistent results with long-term data capture and storage,” said Michael Rencheck, CEO of AREVA in the U.S. “Our customers, in nuclear and non-nuclear markets, can be confident that our NDE testing capabilities will exceed their expectations in providing both engineering precision and efficiency.”

This installation marks a key milestone in applying the nuclear industry’s proven culture of safety, reliability and innovation to industries outside of the traditional nuclear Non-Destructive Testing services business. AREVA, a world leader in nuclear and renewable energy solutions, is leveraging its global organization and engineering expertise to provide state-of-the-art quality performance testing equipment to non-nuclear industries such as rail, aerospace and steel.


Michael French
Tel.: (301) 841-1702

More About AREVA

AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the commercial nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor primary circuit design and fabrication, and operating fleet engineering and services. AREVA is recognized by utilities around the world for its expertise, its skills in cutting-edge technologies, and its dedication to the highest level of safety. AREVA Inc.’s 4,100 employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

More About AREVA NDE-Solutions

AREVA NDE-Solutions is an AREVA global business entity specialized in non-destructive examination (NDE). With regional inspection entities in France (Intercontrôle), Germany (intelligeNDT Systems & Services) and the United States (part of AREVA Inc.) and nearly 700 employees worldwide, AREVA NDE-Solutions supports hundreds of customers worldwide. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, innovative and competitive inspection services and products for both nuclear and industrial markets. AREVA partners with the industry to comply with mandatory and recommended non-destructive examinations assuring component structural integrity and contributing to the safety of installations, occupational safety and personnel health and environment preservation.

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