AREVA Signs a Series of Strategic Agreements with Japanese Partners

Fri Jun 7, 2013 5:14am EDT

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AREVA Signs a Series of Strategic Agreements with Japanese Partners

Regulatory News:

On June 7, 2013 in Tokyo, Luc Oursel, President and CEO of AREVA (Paris:AREVA), signed a series of key agreements with the companies JNFL (Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.) and ATOX for the continuation and development of the strategic Franco-Japanese partnership in civil nuclear power.

  • In the presence of Japanese Prime Minister Shenzo Abe and French President François Hollande, Yoshihiko Kawai, President of JNFL, and Luc Oursel signed a joint statement of cooperation to prepare for the commercial startup of the used fuel recycling plant at Rokkasho-Mura (Japan).

AREVA and JNFL plan to expand their collaboration for the used fuel processing facilities on the Rokkasho-Mura site, particularly within the field of complementary safety assessments.

AREVA will also contribute its technical expertise to the ongoing construction of a Japanese MOX fuel fabrication facility, whose technology is based on AREVA’s MELOX facility in France.

  • Toshikazu Yaguchi, President of ATOX, and Luc Oursel signed a cooperation agreement for dismantling and cleanup operations. This will enable the two companies to strengthen their partnership initiated more than two years ago.

In the context of a future joint venture, this cooperation persues the common development of innovative solutions primarily destined for the rehabilitation of the Fukushima site and region.

Luc Oursel, President and CEO of AREVA, stated: “These agreements strengthen the historic links between AREVA and the Japanese nuclear industry and confirm their recognition of our expertise in the field of nuclear safety.”

Present in Japan for more than 40 years, AREVA recently signed an agreement with Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. with the aim of improving the safety of nuclear power plants through the installation of filtered containment venting systems (FCVS) in boiling water reactors in Japan.

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With these two major offers, AREVA’s 47,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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