Areva CEO says close to uranium supply deal with EDF

Tue Feb 7, 2012 11:03am GMT

PARIS Feb 7 (Reuters) - Nuclear reactor maker Areva is close to clinching a long-term uranium supply deal with French state-owned nuclear power producer EDF, Areva's Chief Executive Officer Luc Oursel said on Tuesday.

"This contract represents significant amounts of uranium," Oursel said on the sidelines of a renewable energy conference, without giving details.

Asked if Areva was close to a deal with EDF, Oursel said: "Close".

(Reporting By Benjamin Mallet; Writing by Muriel Boselli)

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