AREVA has signed a cooperation agreement with Rolls-Royce to extend global cooperation for the manufacture of components for new nuclear power plants and other nuclear projects in the UK and beyond.
Rolls-Royce will provide AREVA with equipment and technical and engineering services with an objective of GBP100m in value for the first of its EPR reactors in the UK, planned to be built at Hinkley Point by EDF.
The agreement provides for similar values of work to be made available for subsequent EPR construction in the UK.
AREVA CEO Luc Oursel said since its original commitment in March, the company has widened and deepened the scope of its cooperation.
The deal follows a global agreement signed between the two companies in March 2011.
AREVA also signed a memorandum of understanding with EDF relating to the delivery of the nuclear steam supply system and all central instrumentation and control systems for the Hinkley Point C project and confirming the timeframe for completing the negotiation for the contract.
AREVA has been chosen to build the nuclear steam generating systems for the first four EPR reactors planned for construction in the UK by EDF and is competing for a further two reactors for Horizon Nuclear Power.
The group is also in preliminary discussions with NuGen for the construction of two EPR reactors.