AREVA Inc Completes Fuel Testing Services for TerraPower
February 02, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 2, 2015 – AREVA Inc. has successfully concluded fuel fabrication and testing services for the nuclear energy technology company TerraPower®. Founded in 2006 by a group of investors, including Bill Gates, TerraPower is developing a 600 MWe nuclear reactor prototype.
AREVA performed these testing services at its Richland, Wash., facility, where the company manufactures nuclear fuel for more than 30 reactors worldwide.
“Thanks to AREVA’s comprehensive offer and proven expertise, TerraPower selected our company for this important step in the advancement of their prototype reactor,” said Ron Land, senior vice president of AREVA’s Fuel business unit, U.S. region. “We remain committed to supplying the nuclear industry with safe, high-quality and economic fuel services that meet the evolving needs of our customers.”
AREVA offers a complete range of testing services necessary to support fabrication, validation and licensing of various nuclear fuel designs.