Creating Jobs? Investing in energy infrastructure in the United States? Strengthening the nuclear supply chain?
Today in Idaho, AREVA answered yes to all of these questions while hosting a Suppliers Day Event in Idaho Falls. The event in Idaho was organized to help identify and certify new partner companies to work with AREVA on the construction of the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility. This is AREVA’s third supplier day (find more details on the others hosted in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio), with a turnout of over 200 companies.
AREVA recognizes that a key component to the success of this project will be to have a strong U.S. supply chain, and this event is part of our efforts to expand relationships with American companies to create manufacturing and construction jobs that will supply this facility as well as other new nuclear projects.
The Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility will be a major project for the United States, and AREVA is investing over $4 billion in developing nuclear infrastructure including this domestic facility which will provide greater American energy security. The construction of the project will also provide a major economic boost and is expected to create over 4,000 direct and indirect jobs through 2017.
More information on the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility is available here, and be sure to check back for updates, as we expect a decision on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission license next summer.