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CASI venture opens in China


17 February 2015

CASI signing ceremony 48A joint venture between France's Areva and China's Central Nuclear Control System Engineering Co has officially opened in Beijing. The new company - Areva Nuclear Safety Instrument Control Engineering Co (CASI) - will supply digital control systems for nuclear power plants.

Areva, Evopro agree to cooperate


09 February 2015

Areva and Hungarian engineering company Evopro have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize global cooperation in nuclear and renewable energy.

France, China extend nuclear cooperation


30 January 2015

EDF-CGN Jan 2015 48During a visit to China by French prime minister Manuel Valls, French and Chinese nuclear energy companies signed agreements to expand their respective cooperation.

Tricastin 2 cleared for 40 years of operation

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

ASN inspection at Tricastin NPP 48Unit 2 of the four-unit Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France has been given approval by the French nuclear regulator to operate for a further ten years.

Requirements set out for hardening French facilities

Regulation and Safety

03 February 2015

The French nuclear safety regulator has specified additional post-Fukushima safety measures to be taken at the country's fuel cycle and research facilities.

Rolls-Royce boron meters for French reactors


28 January 2015

UK-headquartered engineer Rolls-Royce is to supply boron measurement systems for the entire fleet of 900 MWe nuclear reactors in France owned and operated by EDF Group.