Press Release

Framatome signs multimillion-dollar contract to support long-term operation of the Dominion Energy nuclear fleet

April 6, 2021 | 1 min |
Category: installed base
April 6, 2021 – Framatome recently signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Dominion Energy to support the long-term operation of the company’s nuclear fleet. This contract covers nuclear plant outage and maintenance work, including fleet steam generator services, refuel services, and inspections through 2026.

“Dominion is one of our long-standing and valued customers. We are proud to offer them our team’s strong expertise and excellence in inspection and maintenance, to support the long-term operation of their reactor fleet,” said Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president of the Installed Base Business Unit at Framatome. “We are committed to support our customers in delivering safe, reliable, low-carbon electricity to residents and businesses in the U.S. and around the world.”

To support its work with Dominion, Framatome will mobilize more than 1,100 of its Virginia-based employees over the next five years and will leverage its expanded portfolio of equipment and tooling for steam generator services. Additionally, the company will provide refuel services for the V.C. Summer Power Station and extend its existing contracts for refuel services at the Millstone, North Anna, and Surry power stations through 2024. Framatome will also provide MRP-227 examinations and 10-year in-service inspections at Surry and V.C. Summer through 2023.

Framatome’s expert teams provided steam generator services, refuel services, MRP-227 examinations, 10-year in-service inspections, maintenance services, component repair services, and component replacements at 39 U.S. nuclear plants in 2020. In 2021, Framatome’s U.S. teams will deploy to 40 nuclear plant outages.

Headquartered in Virginia, the Dominion Energy operating fleet includes two units at North Anna and two units at Surry in Virginia, two units at Millstone in Connecticut, and one unit at V.C. Summer in South Carolina. Collectively, these four power stations provide enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 3 million homes.
Framatome robotics: nozzle and reactor pressure vessel exam for 10 year in-service inspections
Framatome robotics: nozzle and reactor pressure vessel exam for 10 year in-service inspections


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%).