Areva has been awarded a contract by nuclear operator Anav to equip the nuclear reactors at The Asco 1 and 2 plants and Vandellos 2 with FCVS (Filtered Containment Venting Systems) filtered ventilation systems.
This technology developed by Areva allows, in the event of a serious accident generating an increase in internal pressure, to maintain the integrity of the enclosure and preserve the environment by ensuring the retention of radioactive materials. FCVS technology meets the requirements of the reference safety authorities and is compatible with different types of reactors. Areva, the world leader in this field, has so far installed more than 70 FCVS systems in 12 countries.
The FCVS solution is part of Areva's Safety Alliance program, which aims to provide nuclear operators with the most advanced products and services to ensure the safety of their facilities. More than 150 Areva Safety Alliance projects have been launched in 19 countries for 53 nuclear electricians totalling nearly 400 million euros.
"This new contract reinforces our position as a world leader in this technology and confirms the confidence that electricians have in us. It paves the way for new development opportunities in the world," said Philippe Samama, Director of Areva's Reactors and Services Business Group.
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