EDF awards Areva monitoring and control systems contract

Energy supplier EDF has awarded Areva with a contract worth more than €600m (£512m) to upgrade the monitoring and control systems that guarantee the safety of its 1300MW power plants (Paluel, Flamanville, Saint-Alban, Cattenom, Belleville, Nogent sur Seine, Golfech and Penly).

The work, to be carried out on 20 reactors, is an integral part of EDF’s industrial programme for the continuous improvement of its nuclear installations.

The aim is to enhance the performance of the monitoring and control systems, which guarantee nuclear safety.

The first tranche of the works will commence in 2015, to coincide with the third 10-yearly reactor inspections.