AREVA Wins Contract for Two Replacement Steam Generators at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant

Press Release

October 03, 2006

October 3, 2006

AREVA NP* has been awarded a contract to supply two replacement steam generators for Unit 2 of Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant located in Minnesota and operated by Nuclear Management Company.

The new steam generators will be manufactured at AREVA's Chalon Saint-Marcel plant. Delivery of the steam generators is planned for May 2013 with installation to follow in September 2013.

The contract marks the second order from Xcel Energy for replacement steam generators at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. The first order for two steam generators was shipped from AREVA's Chalon Saint-Marcel plant in February 2004 and later installed at Prairie Island Unit 1 during the scheduled refueling outage in fall 2004. The transatlantic delivery was the first by AREVA to a customer in the United States.

AREVA is a world leader in nuclear plant component manufacturing. The company has been involved in approximately 45 percent of all steam generator replacement projects as the main contractor and has become the leader in turnkey steam generator replacement projects worldwide.

*AREVA NP is an AREVA (66%) and Siemens (34%) company


Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637

Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503