Areva TA to provide nuclear boilers

17 January 2007

The French general delegation for armaments (DGA) has awarded the Barracuda contract for six new generation nuclear submarines to the consortium DCN / Areva TA.

Areva TA is to supply nuclear boilers for naval propulsion and has designed a nuclear reactor which offers greater autonomy with regard to operation and maintenance. Commissioning of the first nuclear boiler is scheduled for 2014.

The contract won by Areva represents around 15% of the total value of the programme, which is estimated at €8 billion over a twenty-year period.

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