AREVA and Gamesa team up for offshore wind

Spanish turbine manufacturer Gamesa and French nuclear group AREVA are in talks to create a new offshore wind company. They will both have a 50% stake in the venture, which is expected to help the companies share the risks associated with research and development costs as well as the work in turbine factories. The business […]

EDF and AREVA back Saudi Arabia’s nuclear programme

French firms EDF and AREVA have signed a series of two agreements with organisations in Saudi Arabia to support the nation’s nuclear energy programme. The first set includes Memorandums of Understanding with five Saudi companies which aim to help develop the industrial and technical skills of local companies while the other set has been signed […]

EDF gathers companies looking to cash in on Hinkley Point C

With a £16 billion budget there’s a lot of money to be made. Power firm EDF Energy held a conference in London this week for companies looking to cash in on the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. It said the event would help potential suppliers understand how to win contracts for the project. The […]

AREVA signs series of deals with Chinese nuclear partners

The French energy company AREVA has signed a series of deals with its Chinese nuclear partners during a visit to China by the French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. Working with Siemens, the company will supply instrumentation and control (I&C) systems for two 1,000 MW pressurized-water reactors – Fuqing 5 and 6. The reactors will be […]

€24m contract for 'first' reactor driven by particle accelerator

The Belgian nuclear research centre SCK-CEN has awarded a €24 million (£20.4 million) contract to three companies to design part of a new nuclear research reactor. It’s set to be the ‘first’ prototype reactor in the world to be driven by a particle accelerator when it becomes fully operational in 2024-25. The ‘Multi-purpose Hybrid Research […]

Japan to sign nuclear deal with Turkey

Japan has struck a deal estimated to be worth more than $20 billion (£12.86bn) to build a new nuclear power station in Turkey. Reports claim the Turkish Government will sign an agreement later today with the Japanese Government. The nuclear plant in the northern city of Sinop in the Black Sea is expected to produce […]

EDF talks up French-British nuclear alliance

EDF Energy has hailed the French-British alliance in store with the building of its new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point – if it can sort out a guaranteed price for low carbon power with the Government. Responding to the Nuclear Strategy released by the BIS department yesterday the French energy supplier also talked up […]

Iberdrola picks Areva as turbine supplier

Spanish energy group Iberdrola has chosen Areva to supply turbines for its wind farm in Germany. The French turbine manufacturer will supply its M5000 5MW turbine for the Wikinger wind farm, currently being developed around 35km off the Baltic Sea. It is expected to produce up to 400MW of electricity, equivalent to powering around 350,000 […]

Cameron hails Areva wind factory plans

David Cameron today said he “warmly welcomed” the news that French manufacturer Areva plans to build a wind turbine and blades factory in Scotland. Areva, which specialises in the energy sector making nuclear reactors as well as wind turbine parts, said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for developing an industrial site in […]

Approval of UK nuclear reactors draws closer

The reactor planned for new nuclear power stations in the UK is on course to be approved by the “end of the year”. The Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency identified 31 issues last year to be resolved on the EPR reactor design chosen by EDF Energy and Areva for new plants at […]