Areva contracted for Bellefonte

16 September 2011

Areva is to take a key role in the team of contractors working on the completion of Bellefonte 1 for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The French company will provide engineering, construction and component replacement work on the plant's nuclear systems plus fuel design and fabrication. It will also supply a digital reactor instrumentation and control (I&C) system, a completely modernized control room and plant simulator for personnel training. TVA recently decided to finish the 55% complete 1260 MWe Babcock & Wilcox pressurized water reactor in a project that will cost $4.9 billion. The reactor should begin operation by 2020.

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