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A RANGE OF Advanced REACTORS

EPR reactor construction site, Olkiluoto, December 2010.

AREVA provides utilities with its expertise in the design and construction of nuclear power plants. Its range of reactors is based on the latest advanced generation models.

With AREVA's solutions, the plant operators meet the challenges they face:

  • Observance of their safety obligations
  • Increased production of electricity to meet growth in demand while remaining competitive
  • Preservation of the environment and its natural resources

AREVA supports its clients in the design and construction of all or part of their plant (nuclear steam supply system, nuclear island, entire plant). Of the 300 light water reactors currently in use around the world, 100 of them are AREVA achievements, which is an indisputable asset for customers in managing the cost and lead time of their projects.

A RESPONSE TO NEW DEMANDS

The current range of reactors provides a combination of power levels - from 1100 to more than 1650 MWe - and technological approaches customized to each requirement.

It consists of three advanced generation models: the EPR™, ATMEA1™ and KERENA™ reactors, all of them meeting the latest requirements:

Safety: Resistance to plane crashes, etc.

Competitiveness: Reduction of fuel consumption and best-in-class environmental performance, and 92% availability

Flexibility: Fast load follow to optimize the response to electricity demand

The group's future projects in the field of Research and Development will lead to even better safety, business performance and preservation of natural resources.

U.S. EPR™ Reactor

A U.S. EPR™ project will help meet both the growing demand for electricity and low-carbon emission requirements by delivering 1,600+ MWe net of power generation with less carbon.

Integrated Offer

Supporting all critical steps of new nuclear development, AREVA's integrated offer encompasses design, certification, engineering services and construction expertise of building new nuclear plants, including associated services and all stages in the fuel cycle.

ATMEA1™ Reactor

ATMEA1™ is a 1,100 MWe reactor, suited to all types of electrical networks, in particular to mid-sized networks. It will especially benefit utilities already acquainted with pressurized water technology. It is designed and developed  by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and AREVA in their joint company ATMEA.

KERENA™ reactor

This reactor is a 1,250 MWe reactor, suited to all types of electrical networks, in particular to mid-sized networks. It will especially benefit utilities already acquainted with boiling water technology. It is designed on the basis of the latest reactors of the Gundremmingen power plant (Germany).

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