Areva SA participates in mining, uranium chemistry and enrichment, nuclear fuel recycling, and development of nuclear facilities. It provides value through the entire nuclear cycle, and enters contracts to develop mines and accumulate the necessary resources to complete projects. Uranium mining, nuclear reactor design, and operating services are designed to meet customer requests. Areva has three operating segments: mining, front end, and back end. Majority of business derives from Mining and Front End operations. Mines are primarily operated over long periods of time, and long-term contracts with customers help finance facilities. In addition, the company has the know-how and technical expertise to dismantle and clean up nuclear sites.
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