Uranium: record production in 2012 for AREVA

21 February 2013

With 9,760 tons of uranium produced in 2012, AREVA set its production record and remains the second largest producer in the world.

AREVA's mining sites in Kazakhstan and Niger beat their all-time highs for the second consecutive year, KATCO with 3,661t of uranium (53t more than 2011), and SOMAIR with 3,065t of uranium (339t more than 2011).

The other Nigerien mine, COMINAK, also turned in an outstanding performance, with 512t of uranium as AREVA's share and a total of 1,506t. The McArthur Key Lake teams produced 2,270t of uranium as AREVA's share, 108t more than initially targeted. The Trekkopje site (Namibia) produced 251t.

For Olivier Wantz, senior executive vice-president, mining activities, and member of the AREVA executive board: "It is a remarkable collective performance. We are in line with the production objectives of the [company's] Action 2016 strategic action plan - one more sign that AREVA respects its commitments and is on the way of a reconstructive path."

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