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AREVA Inc Successfully Delivers Reactor Vessel Closure Head to Callaway Energy Center

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June 12, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 11, 2014 – AREVA Inc. has safely and successfully delivered a new reactor vessel closure head to Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center. Measuring 30 feet tall and weighing 180 tons, this component and the integrated head assembly took five years to manufacture and arrived at the facility in Callaway County, Mo., following a five-week journey.

“With this equipment, Ameren is making an important investment in American energy security and the Callaway facility’s sustained supply of nuclear power,” said George Beam, senior vice president of Reactors and Services, Installed Base, AREVA Inc. “We are proud to support Ameren with the on-time delivery of this high-quality equipment.”

“The investments we are making at Callaway will help maintain reliability and provide cleaner energy for our customers for the next 20 years,” said Fadi Diya, Ameren senior vice president and chief nuclear officer. “This is important to ensure that we continue generating affordable and low-carbon electricity for our customers.”

New RVCH preparing for removal from transatlantic ship's hold.

The RVCH River cruise commenced from the port of New Orleans and travelled up the Tombigibee River to the Mississippi River, enjoying the lazy flow of the river for another 200 miles before it reached the Missouri River to its final destination.

A heavy equipment transporter moved the RVCH to the Callaway site. A short distance of seven miles took more than four hours to complete.

The Callaway Energy Center welcomes the safe delivery at site on May 30, 2014, right on schedule.

AREVA Inc. Press Office

Denise Woernle
AREVA Inc. North America
(434) 832-3848

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