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AREVA Awarded Contract for Nuclear Reactor Vessel Head Replacement

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March 18, 2015

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 18, 2015 – AREVA was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to fabricate and deliver a replacement reactor vessel head to a U.S. utility. As part of this contract, AREVA will also supply control rod drive mechanisms.

The equipment, which will be designed and manufactured by the AREVA teams in Lynchburg, Va., and at the facilities in Saint-Marcel, Le Creusot and Jeumont, France, will be delivered to the United States in spring 2018.

The replacement of these components is part of AREVA’s “Forward Alliance” program, which offers nuclear utilities a range of products and solutions to reinforce the safe, long-term operation of their nuclear energy facilities.

“This contract demonstrates our customers’ confidence and AREVA’s expertise in equipment design and manufacturing,” said Craig Ranson, chief operating officer of AREVA Inc. “This solidifies our position as a leader in the component replacement market.”

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