Large Projects

›  Conduct new build construction projects from engineering through to project completion, including warranty period

›  Build and submit structured, comprehensive bids for new build reactor projects

The Large Projects Business Unit works on a broad range of nuclear projects around the world, designing and constructing next-generation reactors.

Today, the Business Unit is involved in 4 Generation III+ EPR* reactor projects under construction worldwide: in Finland, in France, and in China, as well in the Hinkley Point project in the UK where two EPR reactors are programmed.

* The EPRTM reactor, the world’s first Generation III+ pressurized water reactor (PWR), designed for optimal safety, sustainability, performance. Its capacity is 1,650 MWe.

Scope

• Execution and management of construction projects: engineering, purchasing, procurement, construction, commissioning and warranty services

• Management of large project contracts and external service contracts

• Improvements in competitiveness of new reactor projects through capitalization, continuous improvement and sharing of lessons learnt on current projects and offers

The EPR reactor projects in progress in France and internationally are of varying scope.

Flamanville 3

France / Customer EDF

AREVA NP supply of the nuclear steam supply system (design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) including operational and safety I&C systems.

Olkiluoto 3

Finland / Customer TVO

AREVA NP is in charge of functional and technical integration of the nuclear island (civil engineering, nuclear steam supply systems, auxiliary and I&C equipment, first fuel core supply) and overall coordination of the complete project.

Taishan 1 & 2

China / Customer CGNPC (China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Corp. Ltd) represented by TNPJVC (Taishan Nuclear Power Company)

AREVA NP is in charge of the design and supply of 2 EPR reactors: design engineering, supply of nuclear islands, provision of fuel cores and transfer of associated technologies.

Hinkley Point C / Client NNB*

United Kingdom

AREVA NP has been awarded several sub-contracts for the construction of 2 EPR by NNB* on the Hinkley Point site. Its scope includes

  • Activities linked to the construction of the two nuclear steam supply systems from engineering and procurement through to commissioning
  • Execution and supply of the instrumentation and control system
  • Fabrication over the long term of fuel necessary for the operation of the two nuclear steam supply systems

* NNB is the structure created by EDF Energy, EDF's UK subsidiary for the Hinkley Point project, in partnership with the Chinese nuclear group CGNC (China General Nuclear Corporation).

In addition, AREVA NP is involved in a preliminary study for the construction of six EPR reactors in India at the Jaipatur site in the state of Maharashtra in southwestern India.

AREVA NP also have a project to build 4 ATMEA reactors - through its subsidiary ATMEA - at Sinop in Turkey.

Focus on ATMEA

The ATMEA1 is a pressurized water reactor (PWR) with 1,150 - 1,200 MWe of power, that was built within the ATMEA joint venture, formed in November 2007 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and AREVA in equal shares.

It reaps the benefits of the skills and experience of its two parent companies, which together account for nearly 130 power plants connected to the grid around the world in some 50 years.

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