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EPRTM: AREVA and Horizon Nuclear Power sign Early Work Agreement in the United Kingdom

(PresseBox) (Paris, ) AREVA has signed an Early Work Agreement with Horizon Nuclear Power, jointventure between E.ON and RWE, for site specific design studies on its EPRTM reactor which the two German utilities are considering for construction in the United Kingdom.

Under the agreement, AREVA will undertake studies to support the deployment of two EPRTM reactors on Horizon's Wylfa site on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales.

Horizon Nuclear Power is also considering the EPRTM for construction on its site at Oldbury (Gloucestershire).

In support of this early works activity, AREVA has also opened a project office in Gloucester, where Horizon Nuclear Power is Headquartered.

The group's reactor is currently undergoing the Generic Design Assessment in the UK, a precertification process scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011.

Jean-Jacques Gautrot, AREVA's UK Country President, said: "We are delighted that Horizon has awarded us this early work agreement which will further support our plans for a fleet of EPRTM reactors in the UK. To back this objective, we have identified more than 60 British companies as potential suppliers of engineering equipment and services following an intensive yearlong selection process."

About AREVA GmbH

AREVA supplies solutions for carbonfree power generation. Its expertise and knowhow in this field are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement. As the global nuclear industry leader, AREVA's unique integrated offer to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding considerably in renewable energies - wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and storage - to be one of the top three in this sector worldwide in 2012. Every day, AREVA's 48,000 employees cultivate the synergies between these two major carbonfree offers, helping to supply safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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