AREVA Partnership

AREVA Inc. Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for
BIRNS Lighting Systems

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 8, 2015 – AREVA Inc. signed an agreement with BIRNS, Inc., a lighting design and manufacturing company, to be the exclusive distributor of its lighting systems for the North American nuclear industry. AREVA will also provide its customers with engineering expertise and installation services for BIRNS’ lighting systems. 

“We are pleased to partner with BIRNS to offer our customers superior lighting products,” said George Beam, senior vice president of Installed Base Services at AREVA Inc. “This exclusive partnership expands opportunities for both companies to continue providing high quality products and services, ultimately enhancing the safe operation of all nuclear facilities in North America.”

BIRNS is the original equipment manufacturer for many of the lighting systems present in U.S. nuclear power plants today. These systems offer robust illumination and enhanced safety with seismically qualified emergency lighting, high bay lights, fuel storage pool illumination, reactor core refueling lighting and 360-degree lights. All lighting systems are stringently tested before installation to confirm their safety and quality during inspection and maintenance operations. 

More About AREVA

AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor design and operating services. AREVA is recognized by utilities around the world for its expertise, its skills in cutting-edge technologies, and its dedication to the highest level of safety. Through partnerships, the company is active in the renewable energy sector. AREVA Inc.’s 4,300 employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter: @AREVAus.

About BIRNS, Inc.,

 Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for nuclear power, deep ocean, marine, military and applications. For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033 Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙ ∙ .∙ .

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