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Areva signs nuclear fuel fabrication services contract with Exelon

EBR Staff Writer Published 19 April 2013

France-based Areva has secured a contract from the US-based energy firm Exelon to provide nuclear fuel fabrication services to Dresden and Quad Cities nuclear power stations in Illinois, US.

The agreement also requires Areva to continue providing fabrication services to Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania.

As per the deal, Areva will supply a total of twelve reloads to the four power units in Dresden and Quad Cities, starting in 2016.

The company will also provide six fuel reloads to Three Mile Island and continue to provide both fuel and engineering services.

Areva said it will fabricate the fuel at its Richland facility in Washington, US.

Areva executive VP for fuel activities Markus Birkhofer said Exelon will use the company's ATRIUM 10XM product for the contract.

The company said ATRIUM 10XM is designed to improve fuel efficiency and operating flexibility and its superior performance has been demonstrated by reliable operation in over 2,000 fuel assemblies.