Areva signs contract
Areva has been awarded a contract by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) for the supply and the replacement of six stators for the Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4. These components insure the reliability of the reactor coolant pump which is a fundamental element for the safe and efficient operation of the reactor’s primary circuit. Areva will design and manufacture the six stators in the facility located at Jeumont, in Northen France. The delivery and replacement operations are expected to begin in June 2015 and finish in 2018. This contract is part of the ‘Forward Alliance’ program offers products and solutions developed by Areva to support utilities in the optimisation of the long term safety of their pants. “Areva offers to KHNP a large range of solutions for the safety and the modernisation of nuclear reactors. This contract reinforces Areva’s position in the fast growing South Korean market,” said Philippe Samama, Executive Vice President of Areva’s Installed Base Business Division.