AREVA T&D Canada consolidates its industrial activities in La Prairie - Recruitment for 100 new jobs

    MONTREAL, Aug. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr Greg Farthing, president of AREVA T&D
Canada, is pleased to announce that AREVA T&D Canada will consolidate all its
industrial activities in Canada at the La Prairie site as of March 2008. La
Prairie facility will be expanded in order to accommodate the employees of the
Montreal facility and to meet the new needs of the business units, namely the
Systems business unit.
    "The consolidation will make it possible to better meet the needs of our
clients, present and potential, and increase of commercial synergies in a
market where reaction and response time are essential to success", said
Mr. Farthing. "Furthermore, this reorganisation will help us to respond to a
growing number of clients who want integrated turnkey solutions consisting of
products manufactured by several business units."
    Once the consolidation will be completed, the La Prairie facility
headcount will exceed 300 employees.
    In order to sustain its business growth, AREVA T&D Canada has undertaken
a major recruitment program since January 2007 to fill about 100 new
specialised jobs in its business units.
    The consolidation is a new investment from AREVA T&D, following the
launch of the Systems Group business unit, the new HT shop layout and the
acquisition of new tools for the production of high tension circuit breakers
and disconnectors, the implementation of new manufacturing software (ERP) and
the strengthening of its sales force in Canada.

    About AREVA T&D Canada

    AREVA is world leader in the field of energy and offers customers
reliable technological solutions for CO2 free power generation and electricity
transmission and distribution. AREVA T&D Canada is a division of AREVA T&D, a
subsidiary of AREVA specialized in the design and manufacturing of power
transmission and distribution solutions and tools.

For further information:

For further information: Daniel Granger, Public Relations, (514)
232-1556; Paul D'Anjou, Vice President, Human Resources, (514) 329-3919, x

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