EFET European Fusion Enginneering and Techology
Second Cassette Carrier Connector Plate

With manufacturing facilities in 43 countries and a sales network in more than 100, AREVA offers customers reliable technological solutions for carbon dioxide (CO2)-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution. AREVA is the world leader in nuclear power and the only company to cover all industrial activities in this field – from uranium mining, processing and enrichment as well as fuel manufacture, through reactor construction and services to reprocessing spent fuel. The AREVA group comprises operations in Mining, Front End Reactors and Services, Back End and Renewable Energies.
Founded in January 2001, AREVA NP combines the former nuclear activities of Framatome and Siemens. AREVA NP's key areas of activity are the development and construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors, as well as comprehensive engineering, instrumentation and control (I&C) and electrical systems, nuclear services, backfitting and upgrading, fuel supply and component manufacture for a wide range of reactor types.
EPR Construction Site of OL3, Finland, Nov. 2011
EPR Construction Site of OL3, Finland, Nov. 2011
AREVA is headquartered in Paris, France, and has regional companies in Germany and in the USA. With a total workforce of 48000, thereof 5900 in Germany, the company is active throughout the world. In 2011, its annual revenues totaled 8.9 billion Euros.
AREVA NP has a substantial portfolio that includes being the OEM for 100 light water reactors in twelve countries – representing 31 percent of the world's nuclear generation capacity.
Current major projects include the construction of EPR plants in Finland, France and China. The EPR, an evolutionary Generation-III+ pressurized water reactor, is based on the field-proven technology of advanced nuclear power plants in France and Germany. It is also being considered by America, United Kingdom, South Africa and other countries for the development of their nuclear fleet.
AREVA NP offers unparalleled experience, expertise, R&D capabilities for all reactor technologies, with the emphasis on pressurized and boiling water reactors. We provide the best solutions to meet the manifold challenges faced by electrical utilities all over the world. The company mission is to help customers power the world with safe, environmentally clean and affordable nuclear energy.
Fusion technology activities
Test Assembly of the Cassette Movers Prototypes
AREVA NP GmbH, the German subsidiary of AREVA NP, is comprehensively participating in the development of nuclear fusion as a viable future energy source. Within the frame of engineering services for ITER, the activities of AREVA NP GmbH comprise the overall plant design. They concentrate in particular on the design and analysis of vessel/in-vessel components, remote handling equipment as well as tokamak and plant assembly procedures and tools.
These areas will also be of interest for ITER construction, both in terms of engineering and supply AREVA NP GmbH supplied prototype divertor handling devices (Divertor Cassette Movers) for the Divertor Test Platform at Brasimone (Italy), one of the large EU R&D projects for ITER.
Following the evolution of ITER, the designs of these devices have been updated and the involvement has been expanded to hot cell remote handling equipment.
In addition, AREVA NP GmbH is involved in the European studies regarding the safety and environmental assessment of fusion power and in the conceptual design of DEMO and future fusion power plants performed within the European Fusion Programme.
ITER Transfer Cask Test Stand for in-vessel and Port Handling Equipment in the Hot Cell