SNC-Lavalin Nuclear awards Areva nuclear FCVS contract

French energy company Areva has been awarded a contract by the Canadian group SNC-Lavalin Nuclear to provide filtered containment venting systems (FCVS) for Units 1 and 2 at the CNE Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania.

Planned for completion over the next 27 months, the contract is part of a global co-operation agreement between Areva and SNC-Lavalin for CANDU-specific reactor designs.