Areva secures EUR600m nuclear plant upgrade contract from EDF

Areva has secured a contract worth more than EUR600m from French utility EDF to upgrade nuclear power plant monitoring and control systems.

The work will be carried out on 20 reactors each with a capacity of 1,300MW at eight nuclear power plants throughout France.Areva is the principal contractor of this project and the company will work mainly with its partner, Rolls Royce, to supply the majority of the technology associated with the contract.EDF said the upgrade work, which will begin in 2015, is an integral part of its industrial program for continuous improvement of its nuclear installations.