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(last updated 15 Jun 2023)

> See also: Orano / Areva / Cogéma Hall of Infamy



(formerly Areva, Cogéma - Compagnie Générale des Matières Nucléaires)


(as of Feb. 27, 2018)


Areva changes name to Orano: On Jan. 23, 2018, Areva changed its name to Orano.

Mitsubishi reaches general agreement on terms for investing in Areva: On February 3, 2017, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced that it has reached a general agreement on the terms for making a minority stake investment in a new company (NewCo) to be established by the AREVA Group of France. Ultimately it has been agreed that MHI will acquire a 5 percent equity stake at an outlay of approximately 250 million euros.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. to acquire stake in Areva?: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. are making final coordination to take a stake in financially strapped French nuclear giant Areva SA, it has been learned. According to sources, the two Japanese companies will invest a total of tens of billions of yen in Areva by January 2017 to assist the company's reconstruction. They are expected to acquire a stake of about 10 percent in Areva. (The Yomiuri Shimbun December 8, 2016)

Kazatomprom interested in acquiring stake in Areva?: According to BFM Business (Oct. 7, 2016), Kazakh government-owned Kazatomprom is interested in acquiring a stake in Areva. Talks were held in Paris on Oct. 6, 2016.

Areva opens possibility of minority stake buy by CNNC: Areva and China National Nuclear Corp, or CNNC, signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing Monday (Nov. 2) involving the "possible" acquisition of a minority stake by CNNC in the French nuclear company's capital, Areva said in a statement. (Platts Nov. 2, 2015)

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) will not acquire an interest in the capital of Areva: Negotiations between the French state, the nuclear group and its partner CNNC have failed. (Le Monde Jan. 31, 2017)


Head Office

2, rue Paul Dautier, BP 4
F-78141 Vélizy-Villacoublay Cedex, France
Tel. +33-1-39263000, Fax: +33-1-39262700

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Source: Areva Annual Rapports, among others

Rapport d'Information relatif à la situation financière et aux perspectives d'Électricité de France et d'Areva , par MM. Marc Goua et Camille de Rocca Serra, Assemblée Nationale No. 4463, 7 mars 2012 (1MB PDF - in French)

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