Areva signs nuclear fuel cycle contracts

During the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) which took place from June 28-30 at Le Bourget, France, AREVA signed contracts with international nuclear customers.

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN) and AREVA signed an agreement to extend the contract for the used fuel management from the BR2 research reactor, located in Mol, Belgium, through 2030. BR2 is a worldwide player in the production of medical radioisotopes and for the safety evaluation of structural materials and fuels for power reactors.

The Romanian agency for nuclear energy and radioactive waste (ANDR) and AREVA signed a contract to carry out a prefeasibility study for the construction of a fiber concrete container manufacturing installation at the Saligny site in Romania. The containers will allow to safely condition low and intermediate level waste at the repository currently under implementation at the same location. Such fiber concrete containers are already used by nuclear waste management facility operators in France and the U.S., among other countries.

AREVA TN, AREVA’s nuclear logistics division, signed a contract with Dominion Virginia Power to provide 75 NUHOMS EOS dry shielded canisters to two of the utility’s facilities through 2038.

AREVA’s EOS canisters are have been engineered for ease of plant performance and are designed to securely store used nuclear fuel on site. These canisters will be manufactured at AREVA TN’s Columbiana Hi Tech facility in Greensboro, N.C. and the first delivery is planned in 2019.