August 5, 2008
Areva Awarded $200 Million Fuel Assembly Supply Contract By Taipower
French nuclear engineering major Areva has signed a $200 million contract with Taiwan Power Company to supply boiling water reactor fuel assemblies for each of the two units at the Chinshan and Kuosheng nuclear power plants in Taiwan. The award is the conclusion of an invitation to bid launched in June 2007.
The scope of work includes five firm reload batches and three optional reload batches for each unit. Areva will provide core monitoring system assistance in addition to fabrication services, reload fuel design, licensing analysis and operation support.
Jean-Pierre Gros, senior vice president of Areva's fuel business unit, said: "Such a long-term contract spanning more than 12 years reinforces our strong relationship and co-operation with Taipower. As the current supplier for these two nuclear power plants, this is a sign of recognition of which we are very proud."