Olkiluoto 3: Approval of the overall instrumentation and control system plan

Paris, (PresseBox) - AREVA welcomes the approval by the Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of the overall instrumentation and control (I&C) system plan for the Olkiluoto 3 EPR reactor.

Designed for the operation and control of a nuclear power plant, the I&C system is a key component for reactor operations.

This new, important step is part of a series of significant progress made in 2014 for the Olkiluoto 3 EPR reactor. The reactor containment tightness tests were successfully completed in February. On April 1st, AREVA's teams in Erlangen, Germany received the green light from the client TVO to begin with the testing of the I&C system at the test bay.

Our I&C technology meets the most stringent safety criteria and has already been licensed in 16 countries to equip nearly 80 nuclear reactors with 14 different designs. This technology has been certified by the French, British, and Chinese safety authorities for the EPR reactor.

AREVA GmbH

AREVA supplies advanced technology solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.

Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and operating services. The group is actively developing its activities in renewable energies - wind, bioenergy, solar and energy storage - to become a European leader in this sector.

With these two major offers, AREVA's 46,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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