AREVA and Kurion Forming Alliance for Nuclear Waste Management to Serve the U.S. Department of Energy
June 02, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C., and IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2015 – AREVA, a leader in nuclear energy solutions, and Kurion, an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, are creating an alliance for nuclear waste decommissioning and remediation services to serve the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex.
As a first step of their collaboration, AREVA and Kurion will create a joint venture for work related to the cleanup and closure of the DOE’s Hanford site in Washington state.
This new alliance will join AREVA’s engineering and operational expertise in the nuclear energy sector with Kurion’s proprietary technologies and expertise in the access, separation and stabilization of nuclear waste. The goal of this partnership is to provide innovative technology solutions for nuclear waste, particularly to meet the needs of nuclear facilities undergoing decommissioning and cleanup, an expanding market in the United States.
“Through this partnership, we will strengthen our offering in the growing U.S. decommissioning market,” said Gary Mignogna, CEO of AREVA Inc. “The unique combination of our companies’ expertise, knowledge and technology will create innovative and economical solutions to best meet our customers’ needs.”
“AREVA has long been a global leader in nuclear waste processing services. With Kurion’s proprietary technologies in robotics, waste separation and stabilization, a joint AREVA-Kurion team will be capable of solving nearly any nuclear waste management challenge,” said Jacques Besnainou, Kurion president.