Areva recently announced that they have won several contracts in the United States, to the tune of $10 million, through its subsidiary Areva Inc. Although the sums of money are relatively small, it is the business sector that is interesting: digital protection of nuclear power plants.
Areva also announced that the services they will provide under the terms of these contracts are aimed at controlling critical digital assets, strengthening the protection of infrastructure and developing risk prevention systems in agreement with the US government.
Michel Cerruti, the Commercial Director of AREVA Reactors and Services Business Group, commented on the news, saying that “The protection of nuclear facilities is a priority for the entire nuclear sector. “He continued, stating ” Our expertise in cybersecurity, engineering, nuclear power plants and regulatory compliance guarantees our US and international customers a high level of protection of digital systems. ”
Areva claim that their offer satisfies the most stringent requirements in cybersecurity, while respecting the individual work of all technicians. Cyber security at nuclear power plants is a hot topic, and Areva hope that with these contracts they will be able to demonstrate their expertise in the field.