Areva said it has achieved major milestones for EPR construction projects in the United Kingdom by signing new agreements Feb. 17. The Areva EPR is a 1,600 MW Generation III+ reactor design.
Areva signed a cooperation agreement with Rolls-Royce to extend global cooperation which covers the manufacturing of components for new nuclear power plants and other nuclear projects in the UK and beyond. It follows a global agreement signed between the two companies in March 2011.
Rolls-Royce will supply Areva with equipment and technical and engineering services with an objective of £100 million in value for the first of its EPR reactors in the UK, planned to be built at Hinkley Point by EDF.
Areva also signed with EDF a memorandum of understanding (MOU) relating to the delivery of the nuclear steam supply system and all central instrumentation and control systems for the Hinkley Point C project.
Areva has been selected to build the nuclear steam generating systems for the first four EPR reactors planned for construction in the UK by EDF and is competing for a further two reactors for Horizon Nuclear Power. The group is also in preliminary discussions with NuGen for the construction of two EPR reactors.
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