Uranium: Record Production in 2012 for AREVA
February 18, 2013
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, February 18, 2013 – With 9,760* tons of uranium produced in 2012, AREVA set its production record and remains the second largest producer in the world.
AREVA’s mining sites in Kazakhstan and Niger beat their all-time highs for the second consecutive year: KATCO with 3,661 tU (53 tU more than in 2011), and SOMAIR with 3,065 tU (339 tU more than in 2011).
The other Nigerien mine, COMINAK, also turned in an outstanding performance, with 512 tU as AREVA’s share and a total of 1,506 tU. The McArthur–Key Lake teams produced 2,270 tU as AREVA’s share, 108 tons more than initially targeted. The Trekkopje site (Namibia) produced 251 tons.
For Olivier Wantz, Senior Executive Vice President, Mining activities and Member of the AREVA Executive Board: “It is a remarkable collective performance. We are in line with the production objectives of the ACTION 2016 strategic action plan. One more sign that AREVA respects its commitments and is on the way of a reconstructive path”.
* AREVA’s share consolidated financially
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AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its nearly 5,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Resources Canada Inc. is headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Visit us at http://www.arevaresources.ca.