“Areva is a very important partner for us (…) It is thought that there is an intelligent collaboration with Areva to international” , assured on the LCI news channel, Isabelle Kocher, deputy general manager in charge of Engie operations. Asked about whether the proposal could thwart EDF projects Engie, Isabelle Kocher assured that “apparently not” , the interest of the energy provider Areva is not on the same line of business.
“We believe that there are things to do in services in maintenance” , detailed Mrs Kocher, without specifying the form of the “collaboration.” In its edition of May 4, the business daily Les Echos had ensured that the energy company was studying a partial recovery of certain activities of Areva, ie services for the installed nuclear capacity. Engie had to comment on that information.
Areva will remove 3 000 to 4 000 jobs in France
Areva in great financial difficulties, announced on May 7, deleting 5,000 to 6,000 jobs worldwide, including 3,000 to 4,000 in France. The group should develop a plan of disposals and funding to ensure its recovery. EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Levy announced Tuesday, May 19 will buy the nuclear group Areva’s reactor business to a “fair price” that is also a “market price” .
Reluctant to see from all this part of its business, which would sign the dismantling of the integrated model developed by its former CEO Anne Lauvergeon, Areva would push his side to an alternative solution, where rapprochement with EDF would be limited to a pooling of engineering teams reactors, while others would asked to resume some of its assets.
The President of the Board of Areva, Philippe Varin, has evoked Tuesday “discussions” with Engie and “other partners”. Prime Minister Manuel Valls also spoke during questions to the government, a “dialogue with other companies” , which Engie.