The French company AREVA and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) have signed a commercial agreement for the supply of 300 tons of uranium to India.
The French company AREVA will supply 300 tonnes of uranium to the Indian public undertaking NPCIL
On December 17th, 2008, the French company AREVA and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) signed a commercial agreement for the supply by AREVA of 300 tons of uranium to the public undertaking Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The uranium will be used in NPCIL nuclear reactors under IAEA safeguards.
This contract is a new milestone in the development of the civil nuclear cooperation between France and India. It carries out the will of the two countries to broaden and boost their partnership, pursuant to the Joint Statement issued on January 25th, 2008 on the occasion of the State visit of President Nicolas SARKOZY to India. The cooperation to be implemented by AREVA and NPCIL comes within the framework of the Cooperation Agreement betwen the French Republic and the Republic of India on the development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, signed in Paris on September 30th, 2008.