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  • Blog Post: Westinghouse Electric, EDF Sign Fuel Supply Deal

    Westinghouse Electric Company and nuclear plant operator Electricite de France (EDF) said Thursday they had signed a long-term contract for the U.S. firm to supply “several thousand tons” of reactor fuel to be used in French power facilities. Westinghouse, under the terms of the deal,...
  • Blog Post: Areva Blames Delays For Financial Woes

    French nuclear power giant Areva's announcement this week that it was suspending its financial goals for 2015 and 2016 was met with an investor pullback, as stock prices plunged 16 percent on Wednesday. Adding to the company's woes, frequent atomic power partner Elecricite de France (EDF) said...
  • Blog Post: France And Bolivia Sign Nuclear Energy Cooperation Pacts

    Bolivia's Hydrocarbons and Energy Ministry said Wednesday that the country had signed letters of cooperation with France's Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission. The letters of intent cover nuclear technology. They also cover the lithium industry and alternative energy technologies...
  • Blog Post: EDF Pushes Back Start For Flamanville EPR

    French power giant Electricite de France SA (EDF) announced on Tuesday it had pushed back its third-generation pressurized water (EPR) nuclear plant start date in Flamanville to 2017 due to delayed components expected from infrastructure firm Areva. Construction on the plant began in 2007 and it has...
  • Blog Post: Drone Flyovers in France Remain Unexplained

    A series of drone flights over French nuclear power plants remains unexplained as three persons detained near a power plant south of Paris were reportedly caught up in the affair, like a deliberately misleading plot turn in a movie. The three were described in the media as “twenty-somethings”...
  • Blog Post: EDF Says Unidentified Drones Have Been Buzzing Nuclear Plants

    European media was abuzz Thursday with news that French power giant EDF had reported unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear power plants in the month of October. An air force spokesman said the drones were small sized and available commercially and were not considered a threat. But suspicion...
  • Blog Post: Europe At Post-Fukushima Crossroad

    Less than a week after the European Commission decided financing and pricing guarantees for the Hinkley Point power plant in Britain did not constitute an illegal subsidy, headlines show Europe remains embroiled in post-Fukushima debates over the risks and merits of nuclear power. Austria has been...
  • Blog Post: Radiation-Resistant Algae Studied for Waste Treatment

    Scientists in France are studying algae discovered in a nuclear facility for its potential to decontaminate radioactive liquids. The species of micro-alga called Coccomyxa actinabiotis can survive radiation doses up to 20 kilograys. Microorganisms are frequently used in systems that treat industrial...
  • Blog Post: Dozens of Protestors Invade Grounds of French Nuclear Plant

    Greenpeace activists staged yet another demonstration on the grounds of a European nuclear facility Tuesday, overtopping fences and climbing onto the roof of the Fessenheim plant in France. According to the organization's blog, about 60 people from several countries entered plant grounds. They hung...
  • Blog Post: Video: EPR Reactor Vessel Shipped to New Nuclear Plant in France

    Areva recently delivered the reactor pressure vessel for the first Generation III+ nuclear plant in France. The 1,650 megawatt EPR unit at Flamanville is expected to come online in 2016. According to an Areva release, construction work at the site is more than 95 percent finished, and the RPV will be...
  • Blog Post: French Prime Minister Calls for International Emergency Task Force, More Oversight of Nuclear Plants

    On Monday French Prime Minister Francois Fillon implored the international community to create a “rapid intervention system” backed with equipment and expertise to react to severe nuclear accidents anywhere in the world. While speaking at a nuclear plant in France, he also called for an international...
  • Blog Post: AREVA And Jordan's JAEC Ink Historical Nuclear Power And Mining Agreement

    This recent agreement paves the way for a long-term partnership between AREVA and JAEC in the development of Jordan’s nuclear power generation program - By Stephen Heiser - His Excellency Mr Abu Hammour, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency Dr Khaled Toukan, Chairman...
  • Blog Post: Striking EDF Workers Cut Power to Five Nuclear Stations

    French labor strike cuts 9,700 MW in nuclear capacity-CGT By Jack Bryar According to a report by Reuters a 24-hour power strike in the French nuclear sector on Thursday had cut 9,700 megawatts (MW), or 15.33 percent of the nuclear capacity by 9:00 AM GMT. A CGT union official told Reuters that...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Inks Contract For The Supply Of MOX Fuel To Hokkaido Electric

    Under the terms of the contract, the fuel will be fabricated at AREVA’s MELOX plant in southern France, using plutonium recovered from the treatment operations performed at the group’s La Hague plant, thereby recycling it to be used in Japan as MOX fuel - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA has...
  • Blog Post: Paris hosts International Conference On Simpler Access To Civil Nuclear Power

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on experienced developed countries and related international organizations to provide financial and technological aid to boost the global expansion of nuclear energy - By Chris Smith - France this week hosted The International Conference On Access To Civil...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Announces 21.8% Growth In Nuclear Last Year

    2008 revenue: +10.4% to 13.2 billion euros - By Linton Levy - AREVA's backlog stood at 48.2 billion euros as of December 31, 2008, for 21.1% growth year-on-year, including 21.8% growth in Nuclear and 16.5% growth in Transmission & Distribution. • The Nuclear backlog came to 42.5...
  • Blog Post: French Nuclear Inudustry Reevaluates Strategy

    French nuclear sector re-thinks strategy after UAE awards contract to Korea - Edited by April Murelio - According to an AFP report, the French nuclear power sector is to re-focus its strategy, notably in Britain and the United States, after losing out to a South Korean consortium on a 20.4-billion...
  • Blog Post: AREVA: First Concrete Poured For Second Taishan EPR Reactor In China

    On November 26, 2007, AREVA and CGNPC signed a series of agreements worth an overall €8 billion to construct two third-generation EPR reactors, as well as supply all necessary equipment and services, and create an engineering joint-venture. The two reactors are expected to be commissioned in late...
  • Blog Post: France And Kuwait Ink Nuclear Power Agreement

    Areva and EDF are promoting the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR), a newreactor design that France considers one of the most advanced in the world - By April Murelio - An agreement "to develop the peaceful use of nuclear energy" has been signed in Paris by Kuwait's Prime Minister...
  • Blog Post: EDF Launches New Slogan : "EDF, Changer l’énergie ensemble""EDF, Leading the energy change"

    EDF now positioning itself to reflect a changing environment - By Abby Gessner - EDF has newly positioned itself to reflect a changing environment "EDF, Changer l’énergie ensemble", "EDF, Leading the energy change". It embodies the Group’s strategy to be a...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Teams With Mitsubishi On New Nuclear Fuel Company

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), AREVA, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) create a Joint Venture of Full-fledged Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Business - By Stephen Heiser - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), AREVA, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Inks Deal To Supply MOX To Chugoku

    Fuel will be fabricated at AREVA's MELOX plant in southern France - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA signed today a contract* to supply 40 MOX fuel assemblies for unit 2 of the Shimane nuclear power plant, owned and operated by Japanese utility Chugoku EPCo. Under the terms of the contract, the...
  • Blog Post: Preparation Of The Fourth MOX Maritime Shipment To Japan

    A transport of MOX fuel from France to Japan is now under preparation - By Stephen Heiser - In agreement with the Governments of the three involved countries of Japan, France and the United Kingdom, in coherence with their transparency engagement and for obvious security reasons, the communication...
  • Blog Post: GE Energy Launches New Technology Center At Belfort

    International Team of Engineers to Develop Next Generation of Energy, Environmental Solutions - By Stephen Heiser - GE Energy has opened a new Technology Center in Belfort, the company’s European headquarters for the past 10 years and its international center of excellence for the manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Protestors Arrested on French Nuclear Plant Grounds

    In what has become something of a quarterly performance, Greenpeace protestors on Monday hopped the fence of another nuclear plant in France. Photos on the group's French website show protestors using ladders to climb a concertina-wire-topped gate at Tricastin early in the morning. They used a projector...