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AREVA, U.S.

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AREVA, U.S. Key Facts Company: AREVA Country: United States Company Profile: • AREVA is the global leader in nuclear energy and a major player in renewable energies • Provides low-carbon power generation solutions for competitive and safe electricity production • Headquartered in Paris, France; North American HQ in Charlotte, N.C. • 48,000 employees Products Used: EcoSys™ AREVA INC. IMPROVES PROJECT CERTAINTY WITH EVM STANDARDIZATION INITIATIVE AREVA, the global leader in nuclear energy, provides products and services to ensure nuclear reactor performance and safety through every stage of the fuel cycle. AREVA is also a major player in renewable energies, providing advanced technology solutions for offshore wind, bioenergy, concentrated solar power, and energy storage. The combination of offerings contributes synergistically to a reliable, economical, and low-carbon energy mix. In the United States, AREVA Inc. anticipated a number of large and concurrent projects on the horizon and embarked on an initiative to improve project certainty across their project portfolios. Recognizing projects that range in value from $100K to many billions require different levels of project management rigor, the team established scalable Earned Value Management (EVM) processes that adjust according to project complexity. As an industry best practice, EVM techniques provide an early warning system for monitoring project performance and anticipating overruns. After developing an EVM system description, AREVA turned its focus to implementing a software system that aligned with AREVA's established standards. AREVA implemented the EcoSys™ Enterprise Project Performance platform for controlling one of AREVA's largest engineering services projects. After a successful deployment, the U.S. project management organization (PMO) selected EcoSys as its recommended enterprise standard for project controls and EVM. Key differentiators of EcoSys are its breadth and depth of project controls capabilities, robust interfaces, and ease-of-use. Based on AREVA's experience with EcoSys, key business stakeholders are now looking at expanding the use of EcoSys to include project opportunity management and resource supply/demand planning. CASE STUDY

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