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PSEG Nuclear contracts Areva for outage services

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PSEG Nuclear, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), has awarded a long-term contract to Areva for supply of outage services for three reactors at the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating stations in Salem County, New Jersey, US.

Specific services to be provided by the company for two pressurized water reactors and a boiling water reactor include refueling, inspections, and steam generator maintenance.

Areva Installed Base Business Unit executive vice president Philippe Samama said the contract is recognition of the company's culture of safety and its advanced engineering and service capabilities.

"We are proud to provide to PSEG and the U.S. nuclear industry competitive and quality solutions to improve the safety and reliability of nuclear plant operations over the long term," Samama added.

The initial operations are scheduled to commence in fall 2013. With more than 3,500MW, PSEG Nuclear's facility represents the second largest in the US, and generate enough power for approximately three million homes each day.