Framatome has a strong presence in the U.S. nuclear energy market, helping power 36 million American homes. As a reliable partner with a long history of proven performance, we focus on servicing and fueling the U.S. operating nuclear fleet as well as supporting new nuclear builds, and advancing the future of nuclear energy here and abroad. Framatome and its predecessor organizations have been serving the nuclear energy industry in the United States since the 1950s. Over time, we have serviced every nuclear energy facility in the United States.

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Key figures

  • 2,320 employees
  • 14 sites: Benicia, Calif., Charlotte, N.C., Cranberry Township, Pa., Fort Worth, Texas, Foxborough, Mass., Houston, Texas, Jacksonville, Fla., Lake Forest, Calif., Lynchburg, Va. (3 locations), Richland, Wash., and Washington, D.C. in the U.S. and Kincardine, Ont., Montreal, Quebec, and Pickering, Ont. in Canada

Framatome Inc is headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is made up of the four following Business Units (BUs).

  • The Engineering & Design Authority BU: develops, designs and licenses nuclear supply steam systems (NSSS) and provides associated services in Charlotte, N.C. and Lynchburg, Va.
  • The Installed Base (IB) BU: provides maintenance, products and engineering services for existing nuclear fleets and fleets under construction from five sites — Charlotte, N.C, Lynchburg, Va., Benicia, Calif., Cranberry Township, Pa., and Fort Worth, Texas.
  • The Fuel BU: designs, develops, licenses and produces fuel assemblies and core components for PWR, BWR and research reactors, and works on the development of zirconium products. Fuel manufacturing is based in Richland, Wash., while fuel engineering and support are located in Lynchburg, Va.
  • The Instrumentation & Control (I&C) BU: designs and manufactures safety I&C systems for the nuclear supply steam system in Charlotte, N.C., Foxborough, Mass., Lake Forest, Calif., Lynchburg, Va., and Montreal, Quebec.

Success built on four key pillars

Operational Excellence is the culture and behaviors necessary to succeed as a company and secure our future. It’s the cornerstone for how Framatome does business and the commitment we make to our customers and ourselves each and every day – built upon four key pillars:

  1. Safety: first and foremost, the critical success factor for our people, products and services
  2. Quality: right the first time, every time
  3. Performance: driven by our people and innovation
  4. Delivery: reliable, predictable and consistent

Support centers ensure excellence and safety

Framatome Inc. has seven operational centers of excellence including:

  • A Strategic Alliance for FLEX Emergency Response (SAFER) control room, which is staffed 24/7 to activate national SAFER response centers
  • A Nuclear Parts Center (NPC) that provides critical support 24/7, 365 days a year, and offers extensive spare parts inventory, customer stocking programs, supply chain management and technical support
  • A Technical Training Center that provides PWR, BWR and reactor vessel mock-ups as well as full-depth, wet environment fuel-handling training
  • A Pump and Motor Service Center offering pump and motor refurbishment as well as contaminated, safety-related, ASME code machining, welding and maintenance
  • An in-core fabrication center building simple, reliable monitoring systems that provide 24-hour monitoring and on-line assessment of actual core safety limits with a real-time display
  • The Richland fuel manufacturing facility is a modern fuel manufacturing plant that services the North American and Asian markets
  • A Chemistry & Materials Center offering specialized chemistry, corrosion and metallurgic testing and analysis on solids, liquids and gases for U.S. nuclear power plants

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