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India boosts European order books
16 June, 2009

Corona shields for thyristor valves at ultra-high voltages
01 May, 2009
UHVDC operating levels present a particular challenge for the insulation of thyristor valves. AREVA T&D’s R&D teams have carried out electric field stress studies to determine the best profile for the corona shields, built a test object and subjected it to DC and switching impulse tests that validated the theoretical model. The end result after the next phase of development will be a new design of corona shield, suitable for DC applications up to 800 kV.

Areva inaugurates eight new factories in India
06 April, 2009

Vegetable or mineral? – transforming choices for DSOs
01 March, 2009
EdF has introduced an edible oil made from soya beans on to its grid reinforcement menu, and is currently trialling its qualities in comparative tests on two 132 kV distribution transformers in the UK.

AREVA acquires Powermann
01 February, 2009

Tanjung Priok to get 750 MW extension
31 January, 2009

Dealing with tube cracking at Herdecke and Hamm-Uentrop
01 October, 2008
Countermeasures have been successfully implemented to address tube cracking in the HP Evaporator 2 sections of the HRSGs at Herdecke and Hamm-Uentrop. These are of the Cottam type, an innovative BensonTM design with low mass flux vertical tubes in a horizontal exhaust flow.

Going fission
11 August, 2008

Areva to upgrade UK-France link
07 August, 2008

Transforming failure to success in 22 days
01 May, 2008
When two of its three generator transformers at the 1.5 GW coal fired Aberthaw power station failed in quick succession, owner RWE found itself under extreme pressure to restore the 600 MVA, 275/22 kV units to service as quickly as possible without compromising technical quality and safety.

Areva bets on a carbon-free future
01 April, 2008
French nuclear giant Areva has taken over the Brazilian biomass and small hydro specialist Koblitz, a move in line with its nuclear-plus-renewables low carbon strategy.

India awards largest transformer contract
31 January, 2008

Areva's networking pays off
24 January, 2008

Qatar awards EUR500 million T&D contract to Areva
17 January, 2008

Flamanville construction gets underway
10 December, 2007

Areva wins contract for China-Russia HVDC link
12 September, 2007

Areva joins the western Alliance
01 May, 2007
National Grid has decided to allocate a substantial part of its investment programme to upgrade and develop the electricity transmission network across England and Wales to a series of regionally focused collaborative partnerships that should help to achieve higher levels of quality and safety.

Early warning system
01 November, 2006
In response to increasing concerns about blackout risk, AREVA T&D has developed e-terravision, designed to be a reliable, user-friendly system that can anticipate powerline problems and enable operators to react in real time.

Areva named T&D partner by National Grid
31 October, 2006
National Grid, the owner and operator of the high-voltage transmission network in England and Wales has signed a preferred partners agreement with Areva’s transmission and distribution division, in alliance with Skanska and Mott MacDonald.

Vegetarian transformer
02 October, 2006
EDF Energy Networks, a UK subsidiary of Electricité de France (EdF), is to trial a 132 kV transformer filled with vegetable oil made from soya beans in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

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