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AREVA's tailored solutions help utilities throughout the lifecycle of their nuclear facilities. Our customers benefit from a global network of specialists with global resources and local expertise delivering products & solutions for maintenance, upgrading and lifetime extension for all types of reactors in operation: Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) including Russian type VVER, Boiling Water Reactors (BWR), and CANDU plants.

In addition, we provide engineering, procurement and construction for reactors completion and offer innovative partnering business models and long-term performance based contracts strengthening the company’s relationships with nuclear power plant operators around the world.

Field Report #7: Fleet Safety

Field Report #7: Fleet Safety

Experience shows that very unlikely events occur and that plant operators need efficient systems to safely shutdown their plants and to remain in control in case of an unexpectedly complex sequence of events.

Find out how AREVA is helping utilities demonstrate the safety of their nuclear fleets, while reinforcing public confidence.

IMPROVING SAFETY, AVAILABILITY AND PERFORMANCE FOR POWER PLANTS

The range of services designed for existing plants that are integral to AREVA's services offering are intended to help utilities to maintain their facilities in the best possible operating conditions, and therefore aim to improve:

  • Safety,
  • Availability,
  • Performance.

Optimizing the operation of facilities

AREVA also offers a range of associated services designed to optimize the operation of facilities (training, advice and design of IT systems, cleanup, etc). They can also accompany a dismantling project or a risk management procedure.

Advantages of the AREVA service solutions

  • Integrated solutions that benefit from global approaches and international return on experience.
  • Specialist, expert services over a large number of fields: advanced repair and inspection techniques, conditional maintenance, water chemistry, radiological protection, drainage, etc.
  • A global network of qualified and trained specialists with local expertise that can be mobilized rapidly to meet operator's needs. 
  • Uninterrupted experience over several decades in design, construction and operating services. Every year our teams take part in more than 110 unit outages around the world.

A global approach for the long term

A global approach for the long term

With this offer, AREVA provides customers with a maintenance approach for power plants and/or component lifecycle management supported by global resources and local experience.

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Streamlining unit outage time

Streamlining unit outage time

AREVA supports clients in the organization of their unit outages in order to optimize outage activities and to reduce the duration. Clients therefore benefit from best practices and the experience of AREVA teams.

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Fastest possible monitoring results

Fastest possible monitoring results

To increase the availability of nuclear power plants, AREVA performs non destructive regulatory checks, during shutdowns. The advantages of this offer: a global skills network and the availability of high-performance.

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Large components at their maximum capacity

Large components at their maximum capacity

A set of solutions to maintain large components in optimum operating conditions. Synergies between AREVA teams, who design and manufacture components, are one of the advantages presented by these services.

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Maintaining highest level plant performance

Maintaining highest level plant performance

AREVA provides facility improvement services through support ensure that current regulations are complied with, an increase in reactor power or an increase in the nuclear power unit's availability.

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Improving component availability

Improving component availability

AREVA monitoring solutions play an essential role in the safety and performance of nuclear power plants. They prevent the risk of component failure, increase service life, and enable a conditional maintenance procedure.

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Chemistry for greater performance and safety

Chemistry for greater performance and safety

Renowned leader in the field of nuclear facilities chemistry and corrosion protection, AREVA offers solutions that meet different needs: chemical steam generator cleaning, decontamination, protection of pipes against corrosion...

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Optimizing availability

Optimizing availability

For increased competitiveness, utilities are seeking to optimize their production tools. With AREVA, customers benefit from solutions dedicated to rotating machinery such as motors and pumps, to meet their expectations.

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Ensuring the reliability of the systems

Ensuring the reliability of the systems

AREVA provides a set of maintenance services for all instrumentation and controls, and electrical systems in nuclear power plants.

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Spare parts that can be ordered online

Spare parts that can be ordered online

An online ordering service, accessible every day at all times, with delivery lead times reduced to a minimum.

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A pilot for project logistics

A pilot for project logistics

With its range of services, AREVA becomes the sole interface for the operator to manage the multiple operations inherent in the organization of a work site.

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Safe facilities, protected workers

Safe facilities, protected workers

The offer includes a series of radiological protection-related equipment, consultancy services and software tools. For the client, it is a matter of ensuring safe facilities and protected workers.

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Delegating operation of cleanup facilities

Delegating operation of cleanup facilities

AREVA provides operation of facilities for treating material and equipment contaminated with low - and medium - level radioactivity for its clients, allowing customers to focus on their main business activities.

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Preparing sites to host new projects

Preparing sites to host new projects

AREVA can support disassembly projects and the rehabilitation of sites that are no longer in operation. The offer is based on the ability to control and optimize costs.

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Assessing and overcoming risks

Assessing and overcoming risks

AREVA assists clients in risk assessment and management, offering, for example, a complete integration of regulatory matters.

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS FOR FACILITIES OPTIMIZATION

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS FOR FACILITIES OPTIMIZATION

A service covering consultancy, application development and facility management in order to optimize nuclear factories and plants. AREVA provides clients with expertise in the industry.

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TRAINING SOLUTIONS

TRAINING SOLUTIONS

AREVA offers a range of training courses for all areas of the nuclear cycle in centers equipped with original components.

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