January 12, 2016

AREVA Inc. to Provide Training on ASME Codes for the Nuclear Industry

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 12, 2016 – AREVA Inc. recently signed an agreement with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to provide training on the ASME code and its applications for the nuclear energy industry.

“Our industry is going through a time of transition with a generation of plant personnel retiring and new professionals entering the workforce,” said Lee Williams, senior vice president of Installed Base Projects at AREVA Inc. “With this training, we are working to foster operational excellence, to facilitate knowledge transfer and to provide utility employees with the information and skills they need to continue operating plants safely and in compliance with the ASME code.”

Consisting of a three-day session, ATC-001 “Overview of Codes and Standards for Nuclear Power Plants” introduces participants to the ASME code and its uses within nuclear plants. This includes Sections II, III, V, IX and XI of the code as well as training exercises. The training program, which is taught by AREVA instructors, can be provided at an AREVA location or at a customer site.

This training joins AREVA’s suite of seven engineering qualification training modules available to the U.S. nuclear energy industry on topics ranging from commercial grade dedication to environmental qualification to reactor theory.

ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines. Along with its other programs and services, ASME’s codes and standards provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge in the nuclear energy industry.