Press Release

Framatome completes acquisition of BWXT’s U.S. commercial nuclear services

June 2, 2020 | 1 min |

June 2, 2020 – Framatome today announced that it completed its acquisition of BWX Technologies, Inc.’s (BWXT) U.S. commercial nuclear services business. With this transaction, Framatome expands its comprehensive portfolio of equipment and tooling for nuclear power plant inspections and maintenance, enhancing its position in the nuclear energy sector.

“We continue to expand our portfolio of solutions to reach more of the nuclear energy market with products and services that will sustain this reliable and competitive source of low-carbon electricity well into the future,” said Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president of Framatome’s Installed Base Business Unit. “This acquisition enhances our already strong expertise and capabilities in inspections and maintenance services that support the long-term operation of plants in the U.S. and around the world.”

The acquisition involves an exchange of facilities and resources. Framatome assumes ownership of equipment, tooling and contracts related to BWXT’s U.S. commercial nuclear services business, while transferring to BWXT ownership of a portion of its Mt. Athos Road facility.

“This announcement is an indicator of growth and expansion in our respective markets for both Framatome and BWXT,” said Gary Mignogna, president and CEO of Framatome in North America. “We are committed to providing proven, reliable technologies and service to utilities to support their plant operations, while also growing our operations in Virginia.”

Framatome will make strategic hires from the existing BWXT team to support the increased business within its Installed Base Business Unit in the U.S. as a result of this acquisition. 


About Framatome

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).