Nuclear, Reactors

Framatome ANP wins contract to supply steam generators for FPL’s St. Lucie 2

LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 25, 2003 — Framatome ANP, an AREVA and Siemens company, has been awarded a contract to supply two replacement steam generators for unit 2 of Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) St. Lucie nuclear power plant.

The new steam generators will be manufactured at Framatome ANP’s Chalon Saint-Marcel plant. The steam generators are scheduled for delivery in July 2007, with installation during the fall 2007 refueling outage.

Framatome ANP has reinforced its position as the leader in the nuclear power plant component manufacturing and installation market, with more than 400 heavy components delivered to customers around the world. Over the past three years, Framatome ANP has captured 45 percent of the steam generator replacement market in the United States.

This contract award follows earlier FPL orders for Framatome ANP replacement components, including reactor vessel closure heads for Turkey Point units 3 and 4, St. Lucie units 1 and 2 and control rod drive mechanisms and integrated head assemblies for both Turkey Point units. Framatome ANP earlier this year began providing services under a five-year contract as the primary outage support contractor for FPL’s four nuclear units.

Framatome ANP, an AREVA and Siemens company, is dedicated to nuclear power around the world. Framatome ANP provides comprehensive engineering, instrumentation and control, nuclear services, heavy component manufacture, modernization, fuel assemblies for many reactor designs, including those supplied by other vendors, and the development and construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors.

Framatome ANP is headquartered in Paris with principal subsidiaries in the U.S. and Germany. In the company, AREVA has a 66 percent share and Siemens 34 percent. Framatome ANP has a total workforce of approximately 14,000 worldwide. For further information, visit: http://www.framatome-anp.com

AREVA is a high-tech industrial group in the industries of nuclear energy and connectors. With 50,000 employees in over 30 countries, in 2002 AREVA generated revenues of 8.3 billion euros. AREVA offers major international utilities a complete range of products and services for electricity generation using nuclear power. The Group also develops interconnection systems, mainly for the telecom, IT and automobile sectors.

For further information: www.arevagroup.com