Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Adopts AREVA Technology for Filtered Containment Venting Systems to Improve Safety of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

Tokyo, JAPAN, June 4, 2013 – Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) and AREVA today announced that they have reached an agreement aimed at improving the safety of nuclear power plants through the delivery of filtered containment venting systems (FCVS). The two companies intend to work together, including the adoption by Hitachi-GE of AREVA technology for the design, fabrication, and installation of these components. They will be used for the boiling water reactors (BWR) in Japan.