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OPERATIONS / REACTORS AND SERVICES
September 15, 2011
AREVA will serve as a key member of the team of contract partners helping the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) complete the partially finished Bellefonte 1 nuclear power plant in northern Alabama.
AREVA’s scope includes engineering, construction and component-replacement work on the plant’s nuclear systems as well as fuel design and fabrication. AREVA will also supply a digital reactor Instrumentation & Control system, a completely modernized control room, and a plant simulator for training operations personnel.
“AREVA is pleased to support TVA as it completes its Bellefonte 1 nuclear plant incorporating advanced safety features,” said Luc Oursel, CEO of AREVA. “AREVA has a longstanding relationship with TVA and looks forward to continuing success with this project to help safely provide clean and low-cost power for TVA’s customers.”
When complete, the 1,260 Megawatt pressurized water reactor will be one of the United States’ most modern nuclear plants and will produce enough electricity to supply approximately 750,000 households.
“We suspended Bellefonte construction due to slower than expected demand growth years ago,” said TVA Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum. “Following the TVA Board vote last month to complete Bellefonte 1, it is now scheduled for completion in the 2020 timeframe. When complete, the plant will produce safe and reliable electricity for the Tennessee Valley Authority.”
For more information on the Bellefonte project, click here to access the AREVA North America website.