PARIS, Sept 29 French nuclear group Areva
said on Thursday it has won contracts worth over 5
billion euros ($5.61 billion) to provide various services at
Britain's $24 billion Hinkley Point nuclear project.
The deal to build Britain's first new nuclear power station
in decades at Hinkley Point was signed behind closed doors in
London earlier on Thursday in a private ceremony.
Areva said the subcontracts include among others, a
long-term fuel supply agreement, and the delivery of the two
nuclear steam supply systems, from design and supply to
The company will also provide material for the fuel
fabrication, producing uranium and providing conversion and
enrichment services at Hinkley Point.
It said the activities will start in early 2020.
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(Reporting by Bate Felix; editing by John Irish)