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Pipeline 2009 #1

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Construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland. Photograph courtesy of AREVA / Paivi Bourdon. AREVA's Information Management System (IMS) A key component in delivering Generation III+ Bob Aldridge nuclear reactors to the world Principal Consultant – Power, Industry Solutions, AVEVA AREVA is a world leader in the design and construction of nuclear power plants, and is one of the companies at the forefront of the nuclear renaissance worldwide. The company in its current shape was created in 2001 by uniting the vast nuclear expertise and experience of the Framatome company with the former nuclear division of Siemens. Since then, rapid growth and further acquisitions have created a company with the experience of building more than 100 nuclear plants worldwide, representing 30% of the world's installed nuclear capacity. Page 4 | AVEVA PIPELINE | 2009 Issue 1 In 2003, the company began a major implementation of almost all the AVEVA Plant products. We visited Michel Gonin, Manager of the IMS Methods and Tools Department for AREVA NP at the company's headquarters in Paris, France to learn how their use of AVEVA Plant software has progressed, and what role it plays in the company today. Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) – a landmark project In December 2003, AREVA won an order for the design and construction of a 1,600 MWe European Pressurised Water Reactor (EPR) to be built for the client, TVO, at Olkiluoto in Finland, the 'OL3 project'. This was a landmark project for AREVA. It was the first-ever Generation III+ reactor to be built in the world, and the first EPR. It was also the first new-build reactor project to be started in the European Union for more than a decade.

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