Germany

Framatome in Germany bundles comprehensive engineering capacities, particularly at the Erlangen site. Therefore, Germany is an important platform for Framatome. Thanks to our expertise in maintenance and modernization of nuclear power plants, we play a significant role in providing safe and efficient operation of nuclear power plants in Germany and worldwide. Our competencies also include electrical and safety instrumentation and control technology, as well as development and manufacturing of fuel assemblies. Furthermore, we operate unique testing facilities and laboratories.

Our Offer

Framatome in Germany provides its customers with numerous products and customized services. We are concentrating on sophisticated maintenance and modernization concepts, innovative techniques and tools, as well as optimized processes. But it’s not only the nuclear industry that profits from our experience.

Framatome is an attractive employer

… for experts, graduates, working students and interns, students seeking combined vocational training and degree programs or apprenticeships,

Would you like to apply to be a supplier for Framatome in Germany?

Key figures

  • 3,400 employees
  • 3 locations: Erlangen, Karlstein and Lingen

Nuclear safety worldwide: export of nuclear technology from Germany

Against the background of the exit from nuclear energy in Germany, Framatome GmbH is increasingly focusing on exports. With this export strategy, we are making a significant contribution to maintaining nuclear competence in Germany: because nuclear competence will also be required beyond the phase-out of nuclear energy, for example in order to master the dismantling of plants and final disposal with domestic resources. And we only obtain this competence through exports. In addition to our participation in new construction projects, our activities abroad focus on projects for the maintenance, modernization or safety retrofitting of existing nuclear power plants and the supply of fuel assemblies.

High-tech for other industries

Companies from other industries now also benefit from our solutions, for example in the areas of non-destructive testing systems and services, monitoring and diagnostics, IT security, component testing and qualification.

Leading aircraft manufacturers use Framatome systems for safety testing of wings and other important aircraft components in the production process. We also supply complete testing systems for the recurring inspection of wheels and axles to the railway industry. The aerospace industry uses specially designed ultrasonic and eddy current systems to test rocket boosters and special satellite tanks. Systems are available for the automotive industry that automatically inspect welds and engine blocks, detecting defects at an early stage and thus avoiding delays in the production process. Companies in the steel and aluminium industry also rely on our testing technology for their material tests.

Framatome in Germany also supplies storage technology based on our proven industrial infrastructure and decades of international project experience. We are a system integrator for hydrogen and battery storage solutions, i.e. we implement projects, supply components and offer services.

Find out more:

The headquarters of Framatome in Germany are located in Erlangen. The following five business units operate from Germany:

  • Installed Base in Erlangen and Karlstein delivers maintenance and engineering services for nuclear power plants in operation and for new builds.
  • Fuel develops, licenses and fabricates fuel assemblies and nuclear components for pressurized water reactors (PWR), boiling water reactors (BWR), and research reactors and develops zirconium products. Design takes place in Erlangen, fabrication at the manufacturing sites in Lingen and Karlstein. Furthermore, the Fuel Business Unit provide initial and further training of radiation protection experts and other nuclear engineering personnel.
  • Instrumentation and Control in Erlangen and Karlstein develops and manufactures automation solutions for nuclear power plants worldwide.
  • The Engineering and Design Authority located in Erlangen and Karlstein delivers all services linked to design and licensing of nuclear steam supply systems.
  • Large Projects in Erlangen performs the management and implementation of new-build projects (EPR reactors in France, Finland, China and the UK).

Furthermore, Framatome has several centers of excellence in Germany, for example:

  • Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH (ANF) fabricates fuel assemblies for PWR and BWR facilities for the German and West European markets.
  • The Technical Center in Erlangen and Karlstein operates its own research and testing facilities of which many are unique worldwide.
  • The Training Center in Karlstein provides training in different aspects of building and operating nuclear power plants not only for our own employees, but also for customers' staff.
  • The modern test facility for the digital instrumentation and control systems in nuclear power plants in Erlangen is the world's largest test facility of this type.

Learn more:

Address and contact details

Framatome GmbH (Headquarters)
Paul-Gossen-Straße 100
91052 Erlangen
Phone: +49 9131 900 0