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Flamanville 3 delayed until 2017
24 November, 2014
French utility EDF has announced a further one-year delay in the construction schedule for the Flamanville 3 EPR nuclear power plant. The plant, which began construction in 2005, is now expected to start up in 2017.
Olkiluoto 3 start-up expected in 2018
01 September, 2014
The third unit at TVO's Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland is expected to start regular electricity production in 2018, according to an updated schedule from the AREVA-Siemens consortium supplying the plant.
Areva and Gamesa agree to offshore wind JV
07 July, 2014
Seven months after starting negotiations, Gamsea and Areva have signed binding agreements to create a 50/50 joint venture in offshore wind.
MHI/Siemens table offer for Alstom
17 June, 2014
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) and Siemens AG have joined forces to make a €7 billion offer for French engineering group Alstom.
Fortum fires Areva-Siemens from Loviisa modernisation project
21 May, 2014
Finnish utility Fortum has terminated a contract with a consortium of Areva and Siemens that was carrying out the modernisation of automation systems at its Loviisa nuclear power plant in southern Finland.
GDF Suez team wins French offshore wind tender
14 May, 2014
The French government has selected a team comprising GDF Suez, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and Areva to install and operate two 500 MW wind farms in northern France. The group beat a consortium of EDF Energies Nouvelles and wpd offshore, with turbine supplier Alstom.
Areva molten salt storage demo begins operations
06 May, 2014
Areva has started operation of a molten salt energy storage demonstration plant at Sandia National Laboratories' National Solar Thermal Test Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Largest WTG yet makes its debut
01 May, 2014
In the endless leapfrogging to create the largest available wind turbine for offshore deployment Vestas seems to be inching ahead with its V164-8MW. After a successful run on test in Østerild the giant machine looks set to reach its next milestone – commercial deployment in the UK North Sea.
Deep disappointment over Temelin cancellation
14 April, 2014
Westinghouse describes itself as "deeply disappointed" by the cancellation by CEZ of the tender for two new nuclear units at Temelin.
Areva offers Novinium cable life-extension tech to nuclear industry
17 March, 2014
French company Areva has signed an exclusive agreement with Novinium to offer cable rejuvenation technology and related services to the nuclear industry.
Areva and Schneider Electric partner for French offshore wind
12 March, 2014
Areva has chosen Schneider Electric as its preferred supplier of power equipment for its offshore wind projects in France.
Fennovoima amends its application for Finnish reactor
07 March, 2014
Finnish nuclear developer Fennovoima has submitted an application to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy to amend the decision-in-principle it received in 2010 for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, northern Finland.
Power developments in Turkey
01 March, 2014
Review of recent power developments in Turkey
Trianel wind farm halfway to completion
21 February, 2014
Areva has installed 20 of the contracted 40 wind turbines at the Trianel wind park Borkum. It is the first phase of the Borkum West II site, located north of Borkum island in the German North Sea.
First EPR containment tests completed at OL3
18 February, 2014
Finnish utility TVO has announced that containment pressure and leak tightness tests have been completed at its Olkiluoto 3 EPR nuclear power plant. It is the first time that such tests have been carried out on an Areva EPR reactor.
Alstom seeks to repair cash flow hole
13 February, 2014
Cash-strapped engineering giant Alstom may use a stock market listing to sell a stake in its transport business, which makes the company's famous high speed trains, as early as June if a trade buyer cannot be found before that, according to its transport division chief Henri Poupart-Lafarge.
8 MW wind turbine start operations
10 February, 2014
A prototype 8 MW offshore wind turbine is up and running, making it the world's most powerful wind turbine in operation.
Energy storage: roundup
10 February, 2014
Review of recent developments in energy storage. Featuring Alstom, A123 and ITM.
Areva and Schneider partner in energy storage
06 February, 2014
Areva and Schneider Electric have signed a strategic partnership agreement aimed at developing and implementing energy storage concepts based on hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Gamesa accelerates offshore wind development with Areva joint venture
27 January, 2014
Gamesa and Areva are to combine their offshore wind business units in an attempt to create a global player in the industry.