Monday, January 14, 2008

France's Total, Areva, Suez To Build Two Nuclear Power Plants In The UAE

France's Total, Avera, Suez to build two nuclear power plants in the UAE

INTERNATIONAL. French nuclear giant Areva, oil company Total and utility group Suez have reached agreement on plans to build two next generation nuclear power plants in the UAE, Total said Monday.

A Total spokeswoman said the two plants would be based on the third-generation system developed by Areva, the world's largest nuclear power group.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday started a three-nation tour of Gulf Arab states, having offered to share France's expertise in civilian nuclear technology with the Islamic world.

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