Areva SA was incorporated on November 12, 1971. The Company provides technological solutions for nuclear power generation. Its business segments are Mining, Front End, Back End, and Corporate and other operations. The Mining segment involves mineral exploration: seeking new deposits for the future, mining projects: mine development and construction, mining operations: extraction of uranium ore using various mining techniques, and ore processing, and site rehabilitation after mining: rehabilitation of mine sites in accordance with applicable environmental standards. The Front End segment combines activities associated with the conversion and enrichment of uranium and with the design and fuel production for nuclear reactors. The Back End segment offers end-of-cycle management solutions for used fuel: recycling, logistics, clean-up and site rehabilitation. The Corporate and other operations segment includes the Olkiluoto 3 EPRreactor construction project in Finland (OL3) and the Bioenergy operations. It supplies turnkey design, construction and commissioning services to customers for biomass power plants. The Company operates in France, Europe excluding France, North and South America, Asia-Pacifi c, Africa and the Middle East.
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