* Areva to enrich uranium for EDF
* Areva to sign Indian nuclear reactor deal
(Adds detail of Indian deal)
PARIS, Feb 3 France's Areva CEPFi.PA said it
won a deal worth more than 5 billion euros ($6.43 billion) from
French power giant EDF (EDF.PA) to enrich uranium and was set to
sign an agreement to build two nuclear reactors in India.
State-controlled Areva did not give details of how much
nuclear fuel it would supply for EDF or when it was due to
EDF needs fuel for the 58 nuclear reactors it operates in
France, and the new-generation 1,650 megawatt EPR (Evolutionary
Power Reactor) facility it is currently building near
Flamanville, in northern France.
The uranium will be provided by Areva's future 3 billion
euro new generation Georges Besse II enrichment plant, which has
been under construction since 2006 and is due to come on-stream
later this year.
EDF will also be involved in the construction of a second
EPR in France and the building of four reactors in Britain
following its takeover of British Energy BGY.L.
Areva covers all nuclear activities from the mining and
enrichment of uranium to the construction of nuclear plants and
the recycling of nuclear waste.
Earlier on Tuesday, French newspaper La Tribune reported
that Areva was set to sign a deal to build two EPRs with Nuclear
Power Corp. of India [NPCIL.UL].
Areva Chief Executive Anne Lauvergeon was due to arrive in
India on Wednesday and was expected to sign a memorandum of
understanding to build two EPR reactors, a spokeswoman for the
French group said.
(Reporting by Marie Maitre and Benjamin Mallet; Editing by
James Regan and Hans Peters)