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Production fully resumes at SOMAÏR

Press Release

GROUP / MINING

August 07, 2013

Production of uranium concentrate has resumed at the SOMAÏR mine operated by AREVA in northern Niger.

Production had been interrupted by a terrorist attack on May 23.

Ore extraction resumed on May 24, and one of the two processing lines went back into service on June 18.

Both processing lines at the site are now operational.

Olivier Wantz, a member of the AREVA Executive Board and Senior Executive Vice President of the Mining BG, said “The SOMAÏR and AREVA teams mobilized magnificently to repair the damage caused by this unspeakable act, which cost the life of one of our coworkers. The SOMAÏR site is completely operational today, two months ahead of the provisional timetable.”

Contact

  • AREVA Press Office:
    Julien Duperray / Katherine Berezowskyj / Aurélie Grange / Jérôme Rosso 
    Tel: +33 1 34 96 12 15 - Fax: +33 1 34 96 16 54
    email: press@areva.com

  • AREVA Investors Relations:
    Manuel Lachaux
    Anne-Sophie Jugean
    Tél : +33 1 34 96 11 53
    email: manuel.lachaux@areva.com