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Areva to modernise Moscow grid
15 December, 2006
A contract worth several tens of millions of euros has been awarded to Areva Transmission and Distribution for the modernisation of Moscow’s electricity distribution network.

Finland’s reactor slows further
13 December, 2006
Latest estimates for the completion of the Olkiluoto 3 reactor in Finland have pushed the development back until the turn of 2010-2011, owner operators Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO) report.

Fission in flux
01 December, 2006

Lifting the lid on corroded PWRs
01 December, 2006
Innovative rigging solutions are often required in the tricky business of replacing reactor vessel closure heads.

Russians win Belene
01 December, 2006

Atomstroyexport to develop Belene
08 November, 2006
Bulgaria’s National Electricity Company (NEK) has awarded a contract for design, construction and commissioning of Units 1 and 2 of the country’s Belene nuclear power plant to Russia’s Atomstroyexport.

Areva names new director for Olkiluoto 3
08 November, 2006
Philippe Knoche has been named as the General Project Director of the Olkiluoto 3 project with effect from 1 December.

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.

DoE grant for next gen nuclear
13 October, 2006
The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to award some $8 million to three companies to perform engineering studies and develop a pre-conceptual design to guide research on the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP).

Areva to replace steam generators at Prairie Island
13 October, 2006
A contract to supply two replacement steam generators for Unit 2 of Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, in Minnesota USA has been awarded to Areva.

Areva's first half results hit by Olkiluoto 3 delays
02 October, 2006
French nuclear technology company Areva has published its first half results for 2006, recording figures sharply down in its reactors and services division as a result of delays at the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR station currently under development in Finland.

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.

Areva finalises Sfarsteel deal
18 September, 2006
France Essor and Areva have finalised details for the purchase of Sfarsteel, manufacturers of larges forged components used in reactors and elsewhere with four production facilities located in the Le Creusot basin in central France.

TXU plans new nuclear
06 September, 2006
TXU Corp plans to file applications with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for combined Construction and Operating Licenses (COLs) for between one and three sites with a combined capacity of up to 6 GW.

UniStar procuring reactor components for possible US first
14 August, 2006
Constellation Energy and Areva joint venture UniStar has entered into agreements to procure long lead materials to construct the first of a planned US Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) fleet.

Areva wins reactor vessel head replacement contract
03 August, 2006
The US subsidiary of French nuclear technology company Areva has won a contract from Pacific Gas & Electric Co for two replacement reactor vessel heads at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant Units 1 and 2.

NRC approves gas centrifuge enrichment facility
28 June, 2006
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a licence to Louisiana Energy Services (LES) to construct and operate a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in Lea County, New Mexico.

Areva shares ramp on steel move
19 June, 2006
French nuclear technology company Areva has opened acquisition discussions with France Essor to discuss the feasibility of buying steel group Sfarsteel, which manufactures forged components such as shells and tubes of steam generators, reactor vessels, turbines rotors, primary coolant circuit pipes and other items for nuclear power stations.

Areva comments on UK Energy Review
25 May, 2006
French technology and nuclear manufacturer Areva has published a response to the UK’s on-going Energy Policy Review calling for a diverse energy mix including nuclear energy.

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