The ATMEA Company is a joint venture between two global leaders in nuclear reactor design: AREVA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Our expertise and technical know-how are built on our parent companies’ nearly 40 years of cumulative experience gained from the design and construction of about 130 nuclear power plants around the world.
Global experts in nuclear reactor design
AREVA and MHI employ more than 50,000 nuclear professionals worldwide. Based in Paris, France, AREVA specializes in nuclear and renewable energy, offering customers reliable carbon-free solutions and access to cleaner, safer and less costly energy worldwide. MHI, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global engineering and heavy machinery company with extensive experience in nuclear systems, including design, construction, and fuel cycle and post-operational services.
Partners committed to next-generation technology
In 2006, AREVA and MHI realized the need for a medium-power pressurized water reactor (PWR) that complies with all international safety requirements. With an extensive history of collaboration in R&D, component supply and MOX fuels, AREVA and MHI launched an initial design phase for the development of a third-generation nuclear island. As a result, the ATMEA joint venture was officially launched in November 2007 and is headquartered in Paris.
Turnkey nuclear island solutions
The ATMEA1 reactor is built on AREVA and MHI’s extensive nuclear reactor knowledge. Following several years of design development, the ATMEA1 reactor is ready to order. This medium-power reactor provides a credible solution for projects in emerging nuclear economies or locations in which a medium-power solution is more suitable.