Develop, design, license and fabricate fuel assemblies and associated services

The Fuel Business Unit provides high-performance, ever-safer fuel to utilities throughout the world and for research reactors. It offers an extended range of on-site services, in engineering and fabrication with a worldwide integrated footprint platform to supply its customers with common technologies.

The Fuel Business Unit develops, designs, licenses and fabricates fuel assemblies and core components for Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR), Boiling Water Reactors (BWR), and research reactors. The Fuel Business Unit has delivered 225,000 assemblies worldwide.

Of the 263 light water reactors (excluding VVER) in operation worldwide, 107 use Framatome technology fuels.


Development and design of fuel assemblies: design expertise and calculation codes for neutronics, thermal hydraulics, thermo-mechanics and mechanics databases.

Production of zirconium and its alloys: chemistry and metallurgy technologies, technology transfer, licensing.

Fabrication and commercialization of fuel assemblies: chemistry, powder metallurgy, various assembly techniques (advanced welding, mechanical, machining, NDE, physical and chemical analysis).

Service offerings associated with fuel: engineering, fabrication, on-site interventions.

Fabrication and supply of fuel for research reactors.

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