Areva Orders Forging Press, Manipulator
Areva signed a contract worth more than $26 million with Czech company TS Plzen for the supply of a 9,000-ton forging press and a 200-ton manipulator for its Le Creusot manufacturing plant in Burgundy, France. The new state-of-the-art press and manipulator will allow Areva to strengthen its competitiveness and maintain leadership in its current markets by producing components of the highest safety standards. The company’s Le Creusot manufacturing site supplies large forgings and castings mainly to the nuclear market. Commissioning of the press and manipulator is scheduled for late 2013.