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AREVA Creates Job Opportunities; Enlists Suppliers to Help Build Eagle Rock Facility in Idaho

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December 02, 2010

December 2, 2010

AREVA held a Suppliers Day Event, its third in the United States, in Idaho Falls today to identify and certify new partner companies to supply and build its Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility. Representatives from more than 200 companies attended the event.

AREVA is investing over $4 billion in the United States to help strengthen the Country’s energy infrastructure. This investment includes the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility which will create over 4,000 direct and indirect jobs through 2017. The Supplier Day event will expand our relationships with U.S. companies to create manufacturing and construction jobs to supply this facility as well as other U.S. EPR™ projects. Manufacturers that become AREVA Certified Suppliers will have opportunities to participate in AREVA projects around the world.

“AREVA is developing new nuclear and renewable energy projects around the United States that are creating jobs, offering economic opportunities and spurring investment in local communities. We are moving forward with the next step of our Eagle Rock project in Idaho, and we are looking for qualified partner companies to assist us,” said Jacques Besnainou, CEO of AREVA Inc.

AREVA submitted license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the facility in December 2008 and received a conditional loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department in May 2010. The company expects a decision on its NRC license application next summer and if approved would immediately begin construction of the facility.

The first two U.S. Supplier Days were held in Baltimore, Md., and Columbus, Ohio, respectively.


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

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