Headquarters in Paris
|Trading name||Euronext: AREVA|
|Headquarters||Courbevoie, Paris, France|
|Key people||Luc Oursel – Chief Executive Officer and President|
|Products||Nuclear power, Uranium, Electricity, Renewable energy|
|Revenue||€ 9.2 billion (2013)|
|Operating income||€ 11 million (2013)|
|Net income||€ -494 million (2013)|
|Total assets||€ 22,346 million (2013)|
|Subsidiaries||Areva NP, Areva NC, Areva TA, Areva Mines, Euriware, Areva Med|
Areva is a French multinational group specializing in nuclear and renewable energy headquartered in Paris La Défense. It is the world's largest nuclear company. Its nuclear technology business group was created by absorbing the nuclear business line of German company Siemens; it has developed the EPR, an advanced 3rd generation pressurized water nuclear reactor.
- 1 History
- 2 Business lines
- 3 Subsidiaries
- 4 Management
- 5 Recent finance
- 6 Nuclear reactor designs
- 7 Worldwide presence
- 8 Notable incidents
- 9 Sport sponsoring
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Areva has its roots in Framatome, which was founded in 1958 by several companies of the French industrial giant The Schneider Group along with Empain, Merlin Gérin, and the American Westinghouse, in order to license Westinghouse's pressurized water reactor (PWR) technology and develop a bid for Chooz A (in France). Called Franco-Américaine de Constructions Atomiques (Framatome), the original company consisted of four engineers, one from each of the parent companies. The original mission of the company was to act as a nuclear engineering firm and to develop a nuclear power plant that was to be identical to Westinghouse's existing product specifications. The first European plant of Westinghouse design was by then already under construction in Italy.
A formal contract was signed in September 1961 for Framatome to deliver a turnkey system, that is, not only the reactor, but an entire, ready-to-use system of piping, cabling, supports, and other auxiliary systems, propelling Framatome from a nuclear engineering firm to an industrial contractor.
In January, Westinghouse agreed to sell its remaining 15 percent share to Creusot-Loire, which now owned 66 percent, and to cede complete marketing independence to Framatome. In February, the Belgian Baron Empain sold his 35 percent interest in Creusot-Loire to Paribas, a French government-linked banking group.
A January 1982 company reorganization simultaneously strengthened French public and private control of the company by allowing Creusot-Loire to increase its share of the company while increasing CEA say in the running of the firm. In 2001, German company Siemens' nuclear business was merged into Framatome. Framatome and Siemens had been officially cooperating since 1989 for the development of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR).
2001 – Areva Created
Areva was created on 3 September 2001, by the merger of Framatome (now Areva NP), Cogema (now Areva NC) and Technicatome (now Areva TA). It was based on the structure of its precursor, CEA-Industrie, and Anne Lauvergeon was named CEO. In 2009, Siemens sold its remaining shares of Areva NP.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the former Prime Minister of France, government announced the privatization of Areva in 2003, but it was postponed several times, the French government opting finally for the privatization of GDF and EDF. At the end of October 2005, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced that he had suspended the privatization process.
In 2006, Areva created its Renewable Energies Business Group.
In December 2011, Areva suspended building work at several sites in France, Africa and the United States, one day after forecasting a €1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) loss. Areva halted "capacity extensions" at its La Hague Reprocessing Plant, in northern France, at its Melox factory in the southwest, and at two sites attached to its Tricastin power plant in the south. Work has also stopped on extensions to uranium mines in Bakouma in the Central African Republic, Trekkopje in Namibia, and Ryst Kuil in South Africa, and caused a potential delay in construction until a capital solution is secured for the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility in the United States.
Areva is an international company in nuclear and renewable energy. It is the only company with a presence in each industrial activity linked to nuclear energy: mining, chemistry, enrichment, fuel assembly, reprocessing, engineering, nuclear propulsion and reactors, treatment, recycling, stabilization and dismantling. Areva offers technological solutions for CO₂-free energy partly through Areva Renewables.
Areva’s activities are divided into 5 Business Groups:
- Mining: combines operations related to uranium exploration, extraction, processing and reclamation of sites.
- Front End: encompasses uranium conversion and enrichment, nuclear fuel design and production.
- Reactors and Services: designs and builds nuclear power plants, naval propulsion reactors and research reactors, and manufactures related equipment.
- Back End: manages all operations in the back end of the nuclear cycle, from used nuclear fuel recycling to the dismantling and value development of nuclear facilities.
- Renewable Energies: develops and manages a portfolio of operations revolving around 4 renewable energies: wind energy, bioenergy, solar power, and hydrogen power, as well as and energy storage.
Current subsidiaries include Euriware and SAFRAN.
Mining Business Group
The Mining Business Group manages the exploration of uranium ore, its extraction, and processing, as well as the restoration of sites after mine closure. Areva’s Mining Business Group has staff on five continents and operates uranium production sites in Canada, Kazakhstan, and Niger. As of the end of 2013, the Mining Business Group employed 4,463 people.
Uranium production accounted for 19 percent of Areva's consolidated revenue in 2013.
Front End Business Group
The Front End Business Group secures access to fuel for Areva’s customers, and oversees operations to convert uranium into nuclear fuel, including the chemical conversion of ore into uranium hexaﬂuoride, the enrichment of uranium, and the design and production of fuel for nuclear reactors. As of the end of 2013, 8,555 people worked for Areva’s Front End Business Group. The Business Group accounted for 24 percent of Areva’s consolidated revenue. In 2013, the Front End Business Group saw a 6.8 percent revenue increase to $3 billion.
The Front End Business Group is divided into two main business units:
- The Chemistry and Enrichment Business Units, which were previously, separate units of the Front End Business Group, merged to become one at the start of 2013. On the Chemistry side, the Unit focuses on converting natural uranium into uranium hexafluoride. The Enrichment side of the Unit supplies clients with enrichment services.
- The Fuel Business Unit is responsible for fuel design and production, and markets fuel-related engineering services. It markets conventional enriched uranium oxide fuel as well as MOX fuel and enriched reprocessed uranium fuel.
Reactors & Services Business Group
The Reactors & Services Business Group designs and builds Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactors (BWR). The Business Group also designs and builds naval propulsion and research reactors and offers products to service nuclear reactors.
The Business Group had 15,592 employees at the end of 2013 and generated 36 percent of Areva’s revenue in the same year. It is split into six business units:
- New Builds Business Unit: Handles design and construction of new nuclear reactors
- Installed Based Business Unit: Offers products for existing nuclear reactors
- Propulsion & Research Reactors Business Unit: Focuses on naval propulsion and research reactors
- Equipment Business Unit: Manufactures components for the nuclear steam supply system
- Products & Technology Business Unit: Manages the standardization and certiﬁcation of nuclear products and technologies
- Nuclear Measurements Business Unit: Develops and markets systems to detect and measure radioactivity
Back End Business Group
The Back End Business Group develops recycling solutions for used fuel for reuse in reactors. It also offers storage and transportation solutions for radioactive material, and site rehabilitation at nuclear facilities. At the end of 2013, the Business Group had 11,583 employees and made up for 19 percent of Areva’s revenue. Based in Europe and North America, the Back End Business Group is divided into five Business Units:
- Recycling Business Unit – helps customers recycle 96% of used fuel into fresh fuel
- International Projects Business Unit – develops the Business Group’s facilities for international markets
- Dismantling & Decommissioning Business Unit – designs and oversees the dismantling and rehabilitation of nuclear sites
- Cleanup Business Unit – operates waste treatment and decontamination facilities and maintenance logistics
- Logistics Business Unit – design and production of equipment to transport and store nuclear materials, and organization of nuclear material transportation
Renewable Energies Business Group
Areva created its global Renewable Energies Business Group in 2006 as an expansion of its clean energy portfolio with renewable energy. This group represents four business lines: concentrated solar power, offshore wind power, biomass power, and hydrogen power storage and distribution. The Renewable Energies Business Group has offices in the United States, Brazil, India and France.
Concentrated Solar Power
In February 2010, Areva formed Areva Solar with its acquisition of US-based Ausra, a provider of concentrated solar power solutions using Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) technology. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Areva Solar operates a 5MWe solar power plant in Bakersfield, California, at its Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant development facility. Areva Solar markets its solar boiler technology in three formats: as a standalone solar power plant generating 50MW+ of electricity, as a solar booster (20-50MW) adding solar steam power to an existing fossil-fuel power plant for carbon mitigation, and as an industrial steam provider for food, oil, desalination and other processes. Areva Solar’s boilers attain 750-degree F superheated steam, and are the first and only solar boiler to receive S-Stamp certification by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
In April 2012, Areva announced that it would build a concentrated solar power (CSP) installation in Rajasthan, India. It will be Asia’s largest CSP installation and will be operated by India’s Reliance Power Limited.
Offshore wind power
At its Bremerhaven, Germany manufacturing facility, Areva Wind produces 5MW wind turbines specifically designed and sealed for offshore environments. The company designs, manufactures, assembles and commissions its wind turbines and blades for offshore wind projects, notably in the North Sea.
In the summer of 2009, AREVA Wind installed the first 6 M5000 turbines of the Alpha Ventus project in the North Sea. These are located about 45 kilometers from the German island of Borkum, at a depth of 30 meters. It is the first German wind energy park to be constructed out at sea under offshore conditions and in such deep water. The M5000 turbine has an output of 5MW at an average wind speed of around 12 meters per second. From the ocean’s surface to the top tip of the blade rotation, an Areva Wind turbine assembly stands taller (616 feet / 188 meters) than the Washington Monument (555 feet / 169 meters).
Areva Wind designs, assembles, installs and commissions 5-Megawatt wind turbines for offshore wind farms, a growing international industry. Each turbine can produce enough electricity to power 4,000 to 5,000 homes. Areva also designs and manufactures rotor blades through its subsidiary Areva Blades.
AREVA is a global leader in the production and operation of biomass power plants, with over 38 years of experience in bioenergy and more than 95 plants built worldwide, representing 2.5 GWe of installed capacity.
Areva Renewables Brazil, a subsidiary of Areva, builds biomass power plants based on bagasse (organic waste from sugar cane). In the United States, Areva formed a partnership with Duke Energy in September 2008, named ADAGE, to build and operate 55MW biomass power plants based on clean wood waste collected during sustainable forestry operations. The first biomass power plant was progressing through permitting in Mason County, Washington, but was terminated in 2011.
In 2012, Areva acquired a bio-coal production technology called Thermya, which produces a biofuel issued from biomass torrefaction that can replace coal to generate thermal energy and electricity.
AREVA is developing AdCub, a modular concept for compact power plants targeting small-scale biomass resources that addresses relatively untapped growth opportunities in Europe. The objective is to combine innovative solutions which optimize customer costs for small-scale power plants (between 3 and 6 MW) and reduce construction time. This new biomass plant concept also aims to improve upstream technologies for multi-fuel acceptance and higher availability.
AREVA designs, manufactures and industrializes turnkey energy storage solutions and products to generate electricity with fuel cells and produce hydrogen by electrolysis. AREVA supports ongoing research in the hydrogen field through partnerships with a number of industrial companies and national research organizations including: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French National Research Agency), the Horizon Hydrogen Energy (H2E) program, PAN-H (Plan d’Action National sur l’Hydrogène et les piles à combustible) and Pôle Capenergies, an innovation cluster dedicated to the development of renewable forms of energy without greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2012, Areva inaugurated a hydrogen storage system called the MYRTE platform near Ajaccio, Corsica (MYRTE is the French acronym for Mission Hydrogène Renouvelable pour l’intégration au réseau électrique). The system aims to establish the feasibility of a storage solution for solar energy using hydrogen technologies, which would serve as a back-up system to stabilize Corsica’s power grid. In 2014, AREVA’s energy storage and management system, the Greenergy Box, was added to the existing installation, in operation since early 2013. This management system increases grid output from the energy stored in hydrogen to 150 kW.
In May 2014, AREVA SMART ENERGIES, through its subsidiary CETH2, and the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency), announced the creation of the AREVA H2-Gen joint venture. The joint venture aims to manufacture Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers, a technology that enables the production of hydrogen from water and electricity.
One of Areva's subsidiaries, Euriware (founded in 1991) specializes in consulting and IT services and employs 2,200 people. AREVA also owns 1.99 percent of Safran and 1.4 percent of Suez Environnement.
CERCA, a subsidiary of Areva that produces fuel for research reactors, is also involved in TRIGA, a research reactor established in 1996 with the US firm General Atomics that is used for training, research, and the production of radioisotopes.
Areva NC (Nuclear Cycle), formerly Cogema, is active in all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Areva NP (Nuclear Power), formerly Framatome, specializes in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, fuel supply, and maintenance.
Areva TA, formerly Technicatome, specializes in nuclear propulsion reactors and nuclear research facilities.
Euriware provides consulting and IT services in the energy and industry sectors.
Areva Med focuses on the development of therapies to fight cancer.
Areva Mines is active in mining activities, including exploration, extraction, and processing of uranium ore.
Areva's main shareholder is the French public-sector company, the CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives), which owns 68.88 percent. Areva is incorporated under French law as a société anonyme (SA: public corporation) and is also recognized as a public limited company in the United Kingdom and a corporation in United States jurisdictions. The French State (including the shares owned by the CEA) controls 87 percent.
In June 2011, the French government named Luc Oursel, formerly chief of marketing, as Chief Executive Officer and President of Areva, replacing Anne Lauvergeon, who served 10 years in the position. The CEO's actions are subject to considerable oversight by the supervisory board.
Spencer Abraham, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy, was a non-executive chairman of Areva Inc. from 2006 to 2012. Mike Rencheck has been the CEO of Areva Inc in North America since March 2012.
The Executive Board
As of February 2014, the members of the Executive Board are:
- Luc Oursel - President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board
- Philippe Knoche - Chief Operating Officer
- Pierre Aubouin - Chief Financial Executive Officer
- Olivier Wantz - Senior Executive Vice President, Mining Business Group
Areva reported consolidated revenue of 9.240 billion euros in 2013, an increase of 4.0 percent on a reported basis and of 6.4 percent like for like compared with 2012.
The consolidated backlog stood at 41.5 billion euros at December 31, 2013, down from 44.6 billion euros a year earlier.
Areva realized €9.342 billion in revenue in 2012 and €118 million in operating income. On 1 March 2012 Areva announced a business-deficit of €2.4 billion (US$3.2 billion). 1,500 employees in Germany were to be laid off, after the German decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022.
Areva’s operating income dropped by -2.6 percent in 2011. The stock exchange of the share was interrupted on Monday 12 December 2011. On 12 December 2011 Areva gave a warning of €1.6 billion losses and 2.4 billion € write down in 2011 and informed of a saving program. In addition to Fukushima accident, the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant was expected to bring losses for the company.
Areva realized €9.104 billion in sales revenue in 2010 and €-423 million in operating income.[when?] Areva had €3.672 billion of net debt[clarification needed] at the end of 2010. In June 2010, Standard & Poor's downgraded Areva’s debt rating to BBB+, due to weakened profitability following a further € 400 million provision for the Olkiluoto-3 over-running European Pressurized Reactor build. In July 2010, the French government authorised a 15 percent capital increase at Areva, in which Électricité de France (EDF) could raise its stake from 2.4 to 7 percent.
Nuclear reactor designs
Areva started construction of the first European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) in Olkiluoto in 2005. The reactor, which is one of the first of the new Generation III reactors, was initially expected to begin producing electricity in 2009, but the project has faced delays.
In 2003 Finland’s Olkiluoto contract was issued on a turnkey basis and in 2004 a contracted fixed price was established as €3200M. Over the years delays have accumulated and costs started to overrun substantially.
In its 2006 Annual Report, Areva recorded a write-down of €507M associated with the delay. As of 2014[update] the project is at least seven years behind schedule with a total cost estimate of €8.5 billion ($11.4 billion). According to the customer's estimate, the Olkiluoto plant will be finished by 2016. Owner TVO had originally contracted to start selling nuclear power at the end of April 2009.
A second EPR is currently under construction at the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in France. As of 2014, this plant is behind schedule and over-budget. The reactor is set to generate its first kilowatt-hours in 2016.
In November 2007, Areva agreed to a €8 billion deal with the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group to supply them with two EPRs in Taishan, Guangdong, China. Under the terms of the agreement, Areva will also help operate the plant, including the reprocessing of spent fuel. The nuclear reactor in Taishan is projected to cost less and be built more quickly following lessons learned in Finland.
The Atmea I is a new evolutionary Generation III reactor design targeted towards both developed and developing economies. It is a joint venture between Areva and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The design is for a PWR with a power output of about 1,100 MWe. Plans called for the design to be ready for licensing applications by the end of 2009. The first is expected to be built in Turkey with construction set to begin by 2017 or after, and completed by 2023 or after.
Areva has announced that its 1,250 MWe Generation III+ boiling water reactor (BWR) design, provisionally known as SWR-1000, will henceforth be called Kerena. The Kerena design was developed from that of the Gundremmingen Nuclear Power Plant by Areva, with extensive German input and using operating experience from Generation II BWRs to simplify systems engineering.
Worldwide, the Areva group has an industrial presence in 43 countries and its commercial network reaches more than 100 countries. As of 2013, it employed approximately 45,340 people. In 2006, Fortune Magazine reported that Areva was the "Most Admired Global Energy Company."
In 2007, AREVA purchased UraMin, which later became Areva Resources Southern Africa.
Areva in Europe
Areva in the UK provides services for nuclear reactor design and construction, as well as related services. The Business Group also offers renewable technologies, including offshore wind and bioenergy.
- Sellafield: In 2008, Areva was awarded an operations contract to clean up the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site as part of the Nuclear Management Partners consortium, made up of URS, Amec and Areva. Sellafield, located in Cumbria, England, is western Europe’s largest and most complex nuclear waste site.
- Hinkley Point C: In October, 2013, Areva won a $2.7 billion contract to supply two EPR nuclear reactors and control systems to the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset England. Areva has a 10% stake in the project, and will supply the nuclear steam supply system, the instrumentation and control system, and the fuel. Other partners on the project include France’s Électricité de France (EDF), the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), and the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
The Hinkley plant will be the first nuclear power plant built in Britain since the Sizewell B in Suffolk, which started electricity production in 1995.
The Hinkley Point C plant is projected to cut CO2 emissions in the UK by 9 million tons a year and create 25,000 construction jobs and 900 operations jobs.
Areva in Africa
Areva operates two mines through SOMAÏR and COMINAK situated in Arlit, in northern Niger, and is also developing the Imouraren project situated 80 km from Arlit. These mines and projects employ more than 7,000 people. Niger is the world's fourth largest uranium producer.
Up until 2007, Areva was the only industrial company able to extract uranium in the country, but under a policy shift by then President Mamadou Tandja, the field was opened to competition and Sino-U, a Chinese nuclear energy company was granted uranium concessions. On 25 July 2007, the CEO of Areva-Niger, Dominique Pin, was expelled from Niger (although he was in Paris at the time) on charges of supporting the Tuareg Rebellion. The Financial Times described the entry of Sino-U in 2007 as a "battle for resources" between China and France and illustrated a competition view held by some that saw "China’s pursuit of Africa’s resources as a direct – and potentially destabilizing – threat to western interests". The country manager for AREVA disagreed with this view, stating in the same article that there were many uranium blocks, sufficient to keep both companies busy.
The population of Niger was exposed to a serious famine in 2005. AREVA donated €130,500 from January to June 2005 to the food crisis coordination group of Niger, and €120,000 in July in the form of two planes loaded with food and organized by Bernard Kouchner's Réunir NGO.
In November 2009, Greenpeace released a report indicating that two villages near AREVA's mining operations in Niger had dangerously high levels of radiation. To restore the information about AREVA’s mining activities in Niger, AREVA published a report answering in complete transparency to all the accusations made by the NGO.
In May 2013, the firm’s SOMAÏR uranium mine was damaged and one civilian was killed in an Al-Qaeda-linked suicide bomb attack, targeting the firm on the grounds that it was a French-owned company. The mine reached full production again in August 2013.
Areva is present in Namibia through its subsidiary AREVA Resources Namibia. The Group's uranium mining project in Namibia at Trekkopje was put on hold in 2012 due to a decrease in uranium prices following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Areva is currently running a care and maintenance program at the site so that it can be reopened in the future. The program is run at a cost of $10 million per year.
At the end of 2013, Areva directly employed about 50 people in Namibia, as well as about 50 suppliers and contractors in the country.
In June 2014, AREVA announced plans to sign a 10-year deal with state-run utility Namibia Water Corp to maintain water supplies essential to uranium mines in the country.
Areva has had a presence in Gabon since the 1950s, although there is currently no uranium mining in the country.
Today, Areva operates in the country under the subsidiary Areva Gabon, established in 2008. Areva Gabon is focused on exploring new mining possibilities at sites around the country. Gabon has received mineral exploration permits in four areas: Mopia, Andjogo, Lekabi, and N’Goutou.
In 2010, Areva launched the Mounana Health Observatory to treat former workers who became ill after working in the COMUF mine, which was shut down in 1999.
On 13 August 2007, the French newspaper Le Parisien alleged that the Franco-Libyan civil nuclear power agreement signed by President Nicolas Sarkozy did not concern desalinization of sea water, as claimed by the French government, but instead focused in particular on selling the EPR to Libya, a contract potentially worth $3 billion. Le Parisien cited Philippe Delaune, deputy to the deputy director of international affairs for the CEA atomic agency, which is the main share-holder in Areva. Following allegations that the deal had been related to the release of the Bulgarian nurses, the French Socialist Party, through the spokesperson Jean-Louis Bianco, declared that this deal was "geopolitically irresponsible". The German government also denounced the agreement.
Areva in North America
Areva Resources Canada Inc, created in 1993, is a uranium mining, milling, and exploration company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Areva Resources Canada has offices and operations in Saskatoon, La Ronge, McClean Lake, Cluff Lake, and in Baker Lake, Nunavut.
- McClean Lake: Located over 700 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, open pit mining began in 1995 and was suspended with the completion of the Sue ore bodies in 2008. The JEB mill at McClean Lake was recently expanded and upgraded to process ore from other projects, including Cigar Lake. Processing began at the mine in March 2014. The McClean Lake operation meets ISO 14001 standards for environmental management, as well as OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management.
- Cluff Lake: In 2002, the Cluff Lake mine reached the end of its uranium production. The Cluff Lake mine produced 62 million pounds of yellowcake over a 22-year period. Since mining ceased, Areva Resources has implemented a decommissioning program to rehabilitate the site. Most of the decommissioning was completed in 2006 after two years of work to fill the open pits, demolish the mill, cover the tailings management area, and reslope and cover waste rock piles. Over 800,000 trees have been planted in this effort. The Cluff Lake operation meets ISO 14001 standards for environmental management.
Areva operates as Areva Inc. in the USA, and is present in more than 35 locations across 20 states, employing nearly 5,000 people. Areva Inc. supplies network products to two-thirds of all US utilities. Areva Inc.'s headquarters are located in Charlotte.
In February 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced the Nuclear Power 2010 Program, which included plans for two EPRs. This private/public partnership aimed to develop advanced reactor technologies and deploy new nuclear power plants by 2010, when the program was completed. On 15 September 2005, Areva and Constellation Energy of Baltimore announced a joint venture called UniStar Nuclear to market the commercial EPR in the US. The joint venture later became UniStar Nuclear Energy in 2007. In 2010, EDF acquired 100 percent of UniStar Nuclear Energy.
Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility
Areva Inc., based in Charlotte, announced on May 6, 2008 that it would seek all necessary approval to build a uranium enrichment facility in Bonneville County, Idaho, about twenty miles west of Idaho Falls and near the Idaho National Laboratory, with the proposed name of Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility (EREF). Areva had officially announced plans for a US enrichment facility already since 2007. The Eagle Rock plant was expected to provide uranium enrichment services to US nuclear plant operators using advanced proven centrifuge technology developed by the Enrichment Technology Company Ltd (ETC), an Areva/Urenco joint venture. In 2010, EDF acquired 100 percent of UniStar Nuclear Energy.
In December 2011, as part of an Areva investment freeze, the company announced a potential delay in construction until a capital solution was secured for the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility. It is now budgeted at $3 billion, has a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission license and a $2 billion loan guarantee from the Energy Department. In May 2013, Areva announced that it no longer projects a date for building the Eagle Rock plant because of uncertainties regarding its financing.
Areva in Asia
In 2007, Areva signed a ten-year deal with the South Korean public company KHNP to enrich uranium at its Georges Besse II enrichment plant, which was inaugurated in 2010. The deal is worth over €1 billion.
In November 2013, Areva and South Korea electric utility KEPCO signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on biomass in Southeast Asia.
In China, Areva won an €8 billion ($11.9 billion) agreement in 2007 to build nuclear reactors.
The contract also called on Areva to provide uranium to fuel the reactors through 2026. The EPR reactors are expected to begin commercial operation in 2015 in the city of Taishan in Guangdong province, an export manufacturing powerhouse with heavy demand for power and high levels of industrial pollution.
Some intellectual property rights are retained by Areva, which limits CPR-1000 export potential for China. Areva is reported to be considering whether it should market the cheaper, less sophisticated, CPR-1000 alongside the EPR, for countries that are new to nuclear power.
On 18 December 2008 Areva signed an agreement with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for the supply of 300 tonnes of uranium to India for power generation, thus becoming the first-ever foreign supplier of Uranium to the country after the NSG waiver.
On 4 February 2009, Areva signed an MOU to supply two to six nuclear reactors to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, for the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The deal is thought to be worth around 8 billion Euro ($10.4 billion).
In June 2008, Areva reached an agreement with Kazatomprom. The collaboration lead to the creation of a joint-venture Katco which provides 4000 uranium's tones per year. Due to that contract Kazakhstan became one of the three most important partnerships for the group.
In January 2007, Areva was fined €53 million by the European Commission for rigging EU electricity markets through a cartel involving 11 companies, including ABB, Alstom, Fuji, Hitachi Japan, AE Power Systems, Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Toshiba and VA Tech ELIN. According to the Commission, "between 1988 and 2004, the companies rigged bids for procurement contracts, fixed prices, allocated projects to each other, shared markets and exchanged commercially important and confidential information." Siemens was given a fine of €396 million, more than half of the total, for its alleged leadership role in the cartel.
Areva is not accused of any cartel involvement other than through the acquisition of an Alstom unit in January 2004. "This subsidiary was acquired by the Areva group towards the end of the infringement, in January 2004. The parent entities of the Areva group share a joint liability with that subsidiary for the period after its acquisition." "A few months before the cartel ended, Alstom sold the unit involved to Areva, which knew nothing of the cartel. It [Areva] and Alstom have joint liability for 53.6 million, which they must decide how to split."
On 24 June 2012, an armed group assaulted a uranium plant operated by French nuclear power giant Areva at Bakouma in the southeast of the Central African Republic. A statement by the military described that "a violent clash on Sunday afternoon pitted" Central African troops against "an unidentified group of armed men attempting to launch an assault on the site of mining company Areva".
According to the report the army successfully repelled the attack, but "the enemy did some material damage and pulled back while taking a sizeable quantity mainly of food with them." The Areva group issued no immediate statement regarding the attack. It is speculated[by whom?] that the attack was organized by members of the Chadian rebel Popular Front for Recovery (FPR) led by 'General' Baba Ladde, which is active in the region since 2008. The army says it's conducting further operations to neutralize the remaining armed rebels in the region of Bakouma.
In January 2014, Al Jazeera published claims that Areva mining caused diseases and deaths among the Tuareg people Al Jazeera also published Areva’s response, in which the company said it submits regular reports on its environmental monitoring of water, air and soil to the Nigerien Office of Environmental Assessments and Impact Studies (BEEEI) which indicate that there is no pollution around the sites in question.
Areva has sponsored several sporting events over the years.
- Track and Field: In 2009, Areva launched Athlenergy.com, an online resource for runners, and became the sponsor of the French Athletics Federation and the official sponsor of Meeting Areva, a track and field competition held annually at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. In May 2014, Athlenergy.com became Arevarun. Areva also sponsors several running events, including the Paris Half Marathon and Saintélyon, a night run from Sainte Etienne to Lyon, in France.
- FC Nürnberg: In 2008, Areva signed a contract to sponsor the German football club FC Nürnberg until 2012. The contract was completed in 2012.
- America’s Cup: Areva sponsored the French “Defi Areva” team in the 2002 America’s Cup race, and the French “Areva Challenge” team in the 2007 America’s Cup race. In 2002, during its first public appearance, in Lorient, France, the “Defi Areva” yacht was struck by a dinghy carrying four Greenpeace protesters, and the impact knocked a hole in the side of the 80-foot boat. Greenpeace and the Areva syndicate behind the sponsorship disagreed about exactly who was to blame for the collision: while Areva maintained that the Greenpeace protesters had intentionally rammed into the yacht, Greenpeace argued that the collision was an accident that occurred as they attempted to get close to the yacht for the purposes of hanging a banner.
- Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
- European Atomic Energy Community
- Groupe INTRA
- Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station
- Nuclear Power 2010 Program
- World Nuclear Industry Status Report
- "Luc Oursel". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "A Global Offer for CO2 Energy Generation". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "2013 Annual Results Press Release". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "2013 Key Figures". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Legal Notice". Areva. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- "Nuclear Power in France". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Areva is the world's largest nuclear company, EdF is the largest nuclear electric utility, and set to build new Areva EPR plants in France, UK, China and possibly USA."
- Andrew Teller (2 February 2010). "The EPR Reactor: Evolution to Gen III+ based on proven technology" (PDF). Areva. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
- "EPR – Areva brochure" (PDF). Areva NP. May 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2008.
- "Areva: Divinely Inspired and Consistently Inconsistent". September 28, 2005. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
- Paul Lewis (1981-01-24). "France Set to Build Reactors". The New York Times.
- Vanessa Fuhrmans (2011-04-15). "Siemens Rethinks Nuclear Ambitions". The Wall Street Journal.
- "Stock Ownership Profile". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Marc Lomazzi, Le Parisien, 13 August 2007 "Nucléaire: les dessous de l'accord entre la France et la Libye" (French).
- "Siemens to give up nuclear joint venture with Areva". Helsingin Sanomat. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Siemens quits the nuclear game". World Nuclear News. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Renewable Energy, Expected Growth". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Robin Pagnamenta, The Times, 22 March 2010, Areva develops new nuclear reactors that 'destroy' atomic waste, The Australian
- "French nuke giant Areva suspends investment in sites". AFP. 14 December 2011.
- "Areva Continues Eagle Rock Commitment". 13 December 2011.
- "French Nuclear Giant Buys Calif. Solar Startup". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- "The Renewable Energies Business Group at a Glance". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Areva’s Operations". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Mining Business Group". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "The Front End Business Group". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "The Reactors and Services Business Group". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "The Back End Business Group". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "The Renewable Energies Business Group". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Will split Areva T&D into two separate entities: Alstom". MoneyControl.com. 3 June 2014.
- "The Mining Business Group at a Glance". Areva. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Mining Business Group Worldwide". Areva. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "2013 Reference Document". Areva. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "The Front End Business Group at a Glance". Areva. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Mining bolsters Areva's 2013 revenues". World Nuclear News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva To Acquire Ausra". InfoGrok. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
- "Deals Accumulating for Solar Start-up". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Areva Solar Kimberlina Solar Power Plant & Research Facility". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Areva". Fresno Nuclear Energy Group, LLC. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Solar Steam Boosters for Coal-fired Power Plants". Power Engineering. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Areva bags contract to build Asia’s largest CSP solar plant in India". CleanBiz.Asia. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Areva Reaches Major Milestone on Concentrated Solar Power Project in India". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Wind power: Areva acquires a 51 percent stake in Multibrid". Areva. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
- "Alpha Ventus: An Offshore Pilot Project Already Producing Electricity". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Tail Wind for our M5000 Offshore Wind Energy Plant". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Offshore Wind: A Cornerstone of Energy Transition". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Offshore Wind Power North America". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva Blades: Design and Manufacture Blades for Offshore Wind". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva Wind Design Assembly Manufacture of Offshore Wind Turbines". areva.com.
- "Offshore Wind: Areva Deploys it Industrial Plan to Produce a 100% French Wind Power technology". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Wind turbine firms Gamesa and Areva in joint venture". BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Bioenergy: Naturally Renewable". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "A Sustainable Future". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Biomass: AREVA Delivers Power Plant to Eneco". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Areva Renewables in Brazil, Brazilian Bioenergy Specialist". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "ADAGE, Energy Northwest to Pursue Development of Biomass Plants". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Duke Energy biomass venture suspends operations". The Charlotte Business Journal. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Areva Buys Biocoal Technology". Biomass Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Bioenergy Technology: Innovation in Action". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "2012 Annual Report Forward-Looking Energy". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "AREVA Energy Storage". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva unveils hydrogen storage system". Engineering News. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "AREVA: Hydrogen Production: Creation of a Global Leader in PEM Electrolysis". Reuters. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "France’s Future SSNs: The Barracuda Class". Defense Industry Daily. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "EURIWARE: Who We Are". AEURIWARE. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva Worldwide Presence". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva Finalizes the Disposal of its Stake in Eramet". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "CERCA: fuel production for research reactors". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Membership". Bruegel. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva Wins New Contract for Wurgassen Decommissioning Project". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Areva TA: 3 Main Sites in France". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Euriware Website Homepage". Euriware. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Areva Med Website Homepage". Areva Med. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "2012 Annual Report". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Smith, Heather, "Areva Ex-Chief Lauvergeon Says She Was ‘Slandered, Spied Upon’", Bloomberg Businessweek, 17 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
- de Beaupuy, Francois (4 January 2012). "Areva’s Lauvergeon Denied Third Term as France Names Oursel as New Chief". Bloomberg.
- "Governance Combining Oversight and Transparency". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "L’ancien secrétaire à l’Énergie de l’administration Bush, Spencer Abraham, est nommé directeur de la filiale états-unienne d’Areva". Voltaire Network. 9 March 2006. (French) Spanish translation)
- "Secretary Abraham Announces Changes to Board Affiliations". The Abraham Group. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Executive Leadership". Areva. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "The Executive Board, A Decision Making Body". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Areva shares plunge after loss, problems in Finland". Global Post. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "2012 Annual Results: Significant Turnaround in Performance One Year After Launching The Action 2016 Plan". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- NHK-world (2 March 2012)French nuclear giant Areva reports massive loss
- "Areva To Cut Up To 1,500 Jobs In Germany". AOL Jobs. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "2011 Annual Results". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Kauppa Arevan osakkeella keskeytettiin Pariisissa Kauppalehti 12 December 2011 (Finnish)
- Areva varoitti valtavasta liiketappiosta 12 December 2011 yle (Finnish)
- Areva Website, Key figures
- Francois de Beaupuy. Areva’s Overruns at Finnish Nuclear Plant Approach Initial Cost Bloomberg Businessweek, 24 June 2010.
- Dorothy Kosich (29 June 2010). "S&P downgrades French nuclear-uranium giant Areva on weakened profitability". Mineweb. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- Scheherazade Daneshkh (28 July 2010). "Areva and EDF told to ‘get along’". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- "Finland Rekindles Interest in Nuclear Power". New York Times. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "Country Profile Finland". OECD NEA. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "OLKILUOTO 3 - FINLAND". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "In Finland, Nuclear Renaissance Runs Into Trouble". New York Times. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "Finnish Nuclear Plant Won’t Open Until 2016". New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "UPDATE 1-Finnish nuclear plant delayed again as Areva, TVO bicker". Reuters. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- Nuclear Power in a Post-Fukushima World The world nuclear industry status report 2010–2011 World Watch page 8, 28, 30, 60, 62
- "French Disconnection: Reacting to nuclear cost curse". Renewable Economy. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "Flamanville EPR Vessel Brought into the Reactor Building". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "European companies sign deals to supply China with airplanes and nuclear power". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- John Tagliabue, New York Times, 27 November 2007 "China Deal Gives Lift to Revival of Fission".
- "China Builds Nuclear Reactor for 40% Less Than Cost in France, Areva Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "The ATMEA company offers the ATMEA1 reactor - a mid-sized Generation III+ PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor)". ATEMA. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- "A new mid-sized Generation III+ reactor". ATEMA. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- ATMEA-SAS.com, Retrieved on 25/06/09
- "Areva names its BWR". World Nuclear News. 20 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
- "Balanced International Implementation". Areva. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "2013 Key Figures". Areva. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Areva Company Profile". Forbes. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- Farabi and Jamila, Iraq Substations
- "Leader in Low Carbon Power Generation for the UK". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva's Renewable Offer in the UK". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Nuclear Management Partners Wins Extension to Clean up Sellafield". The Financial Times. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Two EPR Reactor's at EDF's Hinkley Point". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva Secures U.K. Reactor Order Worth More Than $2.7 Billion". Bloomberg. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant Deal To Go Ahead". Sky News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Special Report: Areva and Niger's uranium fight". Reuters. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Uranium in Niger". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Burgis, Tom (June 14, 2010). "Uranium: Coup alters the balance as nations jostle for position". The Financial Times.
- "Atomes pas très crochus au Niger" in Le Canard enchaîné, 22 August 2007, p. 4 (French).
- "Fight Against Famine in 20015". Areva. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Left in the Dust – uranium mining in Niger // GreenpeaceVideo. YouTube.
- "Niger attacks launched from southern Libya: Niger's president". Reuters. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Areva Niger mine back at full production after Islamist attack, South Africa: Mining Weekly, 2013
- "AREVA: At September 30, 2013: Backlog of €42bn". Reuters. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Areva delays $1 bln Namibia uranium mine". Reuters. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva delays $1 bln Namibia uranium mine". Reuters. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva Resources Namibia: More than Just Mining". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva Namibia-Unit Water Deal to Ensure Supply for Rio, Paladin". Business Week. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Uranium Hot Spots: Mauritania, Gabon and Zambia". Uranium Investing News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva Gabon: Discovering New Deposits". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva, Gabon launch plan to help ill uranium workers". Reuters. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva Resources Canada: From Exploration to Decomissioning". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Site Guide: McClean Lake Operation". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "McClean Lake". Denison Mines. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Issues at McClean Lake Mine". Wise Uranium. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Areva says uranium production begins at Cameco's Cigar Lake mine". Reuters. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "McClean Lake Operation". Saskatchewan Mining Association. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "The return of Cluff Lake today's mine decommissioning practice". Leader Post. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Cluff Lake". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Areva in the US". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Areva Well Placed to Advance Smart Grid Initiative". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Areva Expanding in Charlotte with North American Headquarters Relocation, Additional Engineering Jobs". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Nuclear Power 2010 Program Overview". Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "US Nuclear Policy". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "EPR: Constellation Energy and Areva Join Forces to Introduce New and Unique Business Model for the Future of American Nuclear Power". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Constellation/EDF UniStar nuclear timeline". Reuters. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Areva selects enrichment site". World Nuclear News. 8 May 2008.
- Areva – Press : press releases
- "Areva's American enrichment plan". World Nuclear News. 29 June 2007.
- "Areva Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility project (Bonneville County, Idaho, USA) - Current Issues". WISE Uranium Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Areva mum on date for Idaho nuke plant". Desert News. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Eagle Rock Enrichment Plant". Areva. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- Reuters, 19 June 2007 "S. Korea signs uranium enrichment deal with France" (English)
- "French Areva, S Korea Kepco to cooperate in renewable energy". SeeNews. 6 November 2013.
- "Areva and Kepco will cooperate in renewable energy". Asian Power. 12 November 2013.
- "Areva, Airbus Lead $30 Billion Haul in China Visit (Update3)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "France's Areva finalizes $11.9 billion sale of 2 nuclear reactors to China". UT San Diego. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "France’s EPR Nuclear Reactor to Get Chinese Debut, Minister Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Nuclear Power in China". World Nuclear Association. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- "Nuclear Power in China". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- Peggy Hollinger (15 January 2010). "Areva considers producing cheaper reactors". Financial Times. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
- Peggy Hollinger (19 October 2010). "Energy: Cooling ambitions". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- "CORRECTED-Areva signs energy partnership agreements in China". Reuters. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "India Chooses AREVA as Its First Foreign Uranium Supplier". Bloomberg. 18 December 2008.
- "INDIA: Unfazed by Nuclear Suppliers’ New Rules". IPS News. 6 July 2011.
- "‘We are partners over the long haul'". The Hindu. 25 November 2010.
- "Areva wins India nuclear deal worth at least $10 bln". Reuters. 4 February 2009.
- "Areva and Kazakhstan Sign a Strategic Agreement in the Front End of the Nuclear Cycle". areva.com. 11 June 2008.
- EU cracks down on electricity-gear cartel, EurActiv, 25 January 2007 (English).
- Competition: Commission fines members of gas insulated switchgear cartel over 750 million euros IP/07/80 Brussels, 24 January 2007, Press Releases – EUROPA
- Lawsky, David (25 January 2007). "EU shocks electric cartel with 750 million euro fine". Reuters.
- Vote call by Siemens shareholders, BBC, 25 January 2007 (English)
- "Gunmen Attack French Uranium Plant". timeslive.co.za. 25 June 2012.
- "French uranium plant in Central Africa attacked". english.ruvr.ru. The Voice of Russia. 25 June 2012.
- Orphans of the Sahara channel (23 January 2014). "Orphans of the Sahara: Exile". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera.
- Orphans of the Sahara channel (23 January 2014). "Uranium mining in Niger: AREVA responds". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera.
- "Athlenergy.com: The New Website for Track & Field and Running Enthusiasts". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Areva Renews Its Partnership with the French Athletics Federation". Areva. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "DiamondLeague-Paris.com: The Website for Meeting Areva". Meeting Areva. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- "SemideParis.com: The English-Language Website for the Paris Half Marathon". Paris Half Marathon. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- "SainteLyon.com". Saintélyon. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- "Areva extends with 1. FC Nürnberg but shrinks package". SportsProMedia.com. 7 August 2012.
- "Areva powers down FC Nurnberg backing". Soccerex.com. 9 August 2012.
- "French America's Cup yacht struck by Greenpeace protesters". The Guardian. 20 May 2002.
- "French America's Cup yacht holed in Greenpeace protest". The Telegraph. 19 May 2002.