Reliable partner with a long history of proven performance.

Framatome is a reliable and proven partner. We are focused on servicing and fueling today’s fleet and advancing nuclear energy. Regardless of our name, we are still the same company with the same experienced, knowledgeable and passionate people.

With the effort deployed and sustained during the past two years, Framatome is a financially sound and forward-looking company. Our commitment remains unchanged: to perform and deliver with excellence.

We are recognized for our comprehensive global portfolio of solutions for the nuclear fleet:

  • OEM of 92 operating reactors worldwide (includes 9 in NA)
  • Serve more than 250 reactors worldwide (99 in US and 19 in Canada)
  • Provide products & solutions for all types of nuclear reactors

Industry involvement

We are active members of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and our employees and leaders work closely with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Our employees lead and participate in industry working groups through EPRI as well as other users’ groups to maintain best practices, understand utility customer challenges, and collaborate to develop solutions that benefit the industry as a whole.

Framatome is one of the only supplier participants in the U.S. to loan employees to INPO. We have had loanees on staff since 2010, and members of our management teams have participated in INPO training programs and industry evaluations. We implemented Human Performance training and practices that align with INPO practices. 

Framatome is involved in research and development for numerous industry-wide issues, working to develop innovative solutions in cooperation with our utility customers and other industry partners. We worked with Exelon to develop and qualify first-of-a-kind ultra-high-pressure cavitation peening process and tooling to provide surface mitigation on susceptible Alloy 600 components. We have demonstrated inspection and repair systems, as well as a proven probabilistic analytical method, to address emergent baffle-to-former-bolt degradation issues. We are and have been participating in programs to bring the next evolution of nuclear fuel to the market with enhanced accident tolerant fuel (EATF) features and components and advanced metallic fuel.

Reliable

We are a reliable partner with a long history of proven performance. We're bringing back the Framatome name – a recognized brand in our industry that inspires respect – embracing our heritage while moving forward as a stronger company. Framatome and its predecessor organizations have been serving the nuclear energy industry in the United States since the 1950s. In fact, over time, we have provided our services for every nuclear energy facility in the United States.

For the 2017 outage season, we supported outages at 44 nuclear energy facilities. Since 2010, five customers using our technology have been recognized with the “Best of the Best” Top Innovative Practice Award from the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Focused

We focus on servicing and fueling today’s fleet and advancing the future of nuclear energy.

Framatome’s activities in North America are divided into four business units.

  • Engineering and Design Authority: Focuses on engineering studies for nuclear steam supply systems for all reactor types and provides licensing support.
  • Installed Base: Provides services for nuclear plant operators, including reactor maintenance and modernizations, component repair and replacement, and refueling.
  • Instrumentation and Control: Designs and manufactures instrumentation and control systems for nuclear energy plants.
  • Fuel: Designs and fabricates fuel assemblies for existing and the next generation of nuclear reactors.


We focus on services for nuclear plant operators, including reactor maintenance and modernizations.

  • We deployed our record-setting steam generator inspection system, Trident, which inspected more than 17,000 steam generator tubes in less than 77 hours at a U.S. nuclear energy facility.
  • We completed a cavitation peening campaign, which began in spring 2016, on four nuclear reactor units.
  • We signed a contract to upgrade instrumentation and control systems at Calvert Cliffs Units 1 and 2.


We design and fabricate fuel assemblies for existing and the next generation of reactors.

  • With our latest fuel designs, such as ATRIUM 11 and GAIA, we offer our customers security and diversity of fuel supply.
  • In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, we are developing our enhanced accident tolerant fuel design, representing the next evolution of nuclear fuel.
  • Framatome will launch a joint venture with Lightbridge to advance metallic fuel technology.

Experienced

Regardless of our name, we are still the same experienced, knowledgeable and passionate people. Like many corporations, we have experienced changes over the years. While our name changed, we remain committed to serving the needs of our customers and the advancement of the nuclear energy industry.

We are still the same company. At Framatome, our people and their expertise drive the company. That expertise and operational excellence are at the heart of our strategy. Members of our team have been with the company for many years and will continue to service our customers’ operations and meet their fuel needs.

Framatome in North America will focus on services for nuclear plant operators, including reactor maintenance and modernizations, and the design and fabrication of fuel assemblies for existing and the next generation of reactors.

Leveraging the strength of our new owners

The new brand leverages the strength of our new owners on top of a proven portfolio of solutions for servicing and fueling today’s fleet. We are backed by a financially strong owner:

  • World’s largest electricity generator
  • 70B euros in sales
  • 78% nuclear
  • 73 reactors
  • First nuclear fleet worldwide