AREVA (Paris:AREVA) will be part of the Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC that was recently awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) contract to manage and operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) located near Carlsbad, New Mexico.
The WIPP site safely disposes since 1999 the nation's defense-related life-long waste with medium activity. The Nuclear Waste Partnership consortium led by URS Corporation, of whom AREVA is part, will characterize waste from DOE sites around the country, manage transportation and receipt at WIPP, then execute final burial in the 2,150-foot deep geologic repository.
The $1.3 billion (around € 990 million) management and operations contract obtained by the consortium runs for five years, with an option for an additional five years.
AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding in renewable energies – wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and storage – to be one of the top three in this sector worldwide in 2012.
With these two major offers, AREVA's 48,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.
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