AREVA to Provide Services for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant

7 October 2010 (Last Updated October 7th, 2010 18:30)

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has awarded a contract to AREVA to provide engineering and development services for Bellefonte Unit 1 nuclear power plant in northern Alabama, US. Under the terms of the contract, AREVA will perform engineering work on the plant's nuclear island, an

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has awarded a contract to AREVA to provide engineering and development services for Bellefonte Unit 1 nuclear power plant in northern Alabama, US.

Under the terms of the contract, AREVA will perform engineering work on the plant's nuclear island, an advanced control room and on a new digital Instrumentation and Control (I&C) system.

TVA Board has recently sanctioned funding for the next phase of the plant's construction, which was suspended several years ago.

The funding will cover engineering, licensing, and acquisition of long-lead materials in support of a possible start-up date in the 2018-2019 timeframe.