From an engineering department to an international company

November 2016

AREVA and EDF signed on 15 November the contract setting the terms of the sale of an interest conferring exclusive control by EDF of an entity (“NEW NP”), a 100% subsidiary of AREVA NP, that will combine AREVA Group’s activities relating to design and equipments’ manufacturing of nuclear reactor and, fuel design and assemblies manufacturing and services to reactors.

 
September 2016

AREVA sign contracts with EDF and Nuclear New Builds Generation Company (NNB *) for the construction of two EPRs at the Hinkley Point site in the United Kingdom. AREVA NP will also design, supply, install and commission the plant’s operational and safety instrumentation and control system and will manufacture fuel to power the two reactors.

NNB* is a joint venture between the EDF group and the Chinese group CGNC (China General Nuclear Corporation).

July 2015AREVA and EDF sign a memorandum of understanding for EDF to acquire between 51 and 75% of the capital of AREVA NP. 
2009

Siemens announces withdrawal from the capital of AREVA NP and transfers its 34% stake in AREVA NP to AREVA for € 1.62 billion. AREVA NP therefore became 100% owned by AREVA.

 
2007

AREVA NP and TNPJVC* sign a contract for the construction of two EPR reactors at the Taishan site in China.

*TNPJVC (Taishan Nuclear Power Company) is a joint venture, owned by CGNPC (China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Corp. Ltd.) (70%) and EDF (30%), created in 2009.

2007

AREVA NP and EDF sign contract for the construction of an EPR reactor at the Flamanville site, in France.

2006Framatome ANP renamed AREVA NP. The company is specialized at this time in nuclear steam supply systems (NSSS) and the supply of fuel assemblies and services to reactors. 
2006

AREVA NP acquires Sfarsteel, manufacturer of large forged parts, from FRANCE ESSOR.

2003The Finnish utility TVO (Telliosuuden Voima Oy) and a consortium comprising Framatome ANP and Siemens Power Generation sign a contract for the turn-key construction of the first EPR reactor, to be built at the Olkiluoto site in Southern Finland.
2001

The subsidiary of the CEA (the French atomic energy commission), CEA Industrie is merged with Framatome and Cogema to form the AREVA group.

2001Merger of the nuclear activities of Framatome and Siemens into a new company called Framatome ANP (Advanced Nuclear Power), 66% owned by Framatome and 34% by Siemens. 
1993

Framatome acquires Jeumont-Schneider Industrie from Schneider et Cie.

 
1992Change of main shareholder in Framatome, 42% now being held by Alcatel-Alsthom and 36% by the CEA, the other two shareholders being EDF and Crédit Lyonnais. 
1989Framatome and Siemens create a joint company called Nuclear Power International (NPI). Its main purpose is to develop the EPR, a Generation III+ reactor which complies with both French and German nuclear regulations. 
1989Framatome acquires BWNT in the United States. 
1976Creation of SOFINEL (Société française d'ingénierie électronucléaire et d'assistance à l'exportation), a subsidiary of EDF and Framatome devoted to developing NPP construction business overseas: Koeberg in South Africa (1976), Ulchin in South Korea (1983), Daya Bay and Ling-Ao in Chine (1987 and 1995). 
1975Framatome selected as sole manufacturer of nuclear power plants in France. Over a 25 year period, EDF is equipped with 58 pressurized water reactors. 
1958Creation of Framatome (Franco-Américaine de Constructions Atomiques) by Schneider, Merlin Gerin and Westinghouse Electric for the purpose of exploiting Westinghouse licensed technology in the field of pressurized water reactors.