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US electricity utility Progress Energy chooses AREVA for the interim storage of spent nuclear fuel

October 23, 2003

October 23, 2003

COGEMA Inc., an AREVA subsidiary in the US, has signed a contract to provide the US electricity utility Progress Energy with spent fuel interim storage systems at three of its nuclear power plants.

COGEMA Inc., through its subsidiary Transnuclear Inc, could supply over 40 dry storage systems if all options are taken into account.

The Progress Energy contract brings the number of US sites provided with AREVA interim storage systems to 20, with more than 5,500 fuel assemblies packaged to date.

AREVA already provides over 50% of the US storage casks market.

This contract confirms its position as leader on the US spent fuel management market. In the United States, the AREVA Group has a workforce of over 9,300 people, with revenues of 1.7 billion euros in 2002.

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



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