Press Release

France: Framatome to supply EDF with Enriched Reprocessed Uranium fuel assemblies

May 23, 2018 | 1 min |
Framatome will be designing, fabricating and supplying EDF with fuel assemblies using enriched reprocessed uranium* (known as "ERU")over the period 2023 to 2032 (1).

These fuel assemblies, set to be manufactured at Framatome's plant in Romans-sur-Isère (Drôme, France), will be destined for a number of nuclear reactors – belonging to EDF's fleet in operation – authorized to use them.

Lionel Gaiffe, Senior Executive Vice President of Framatome's Fuel Business Unit, commented: "This contract is proof of the quality of Framatome's industrial solutions and capabilities, and underlines the scope of the products and services offered by the company to its electric utility customers."

The Framatome Fuel Business Unit develops, designs, licenses and fabricates fuel assemblies and associated services for its electric utility customers in France and internationally. 107 out of the 278 light water reactors (excluding VVERs) in operation worldwide use Framatome technology fuel. Framatome has delivered a total of 226,000 fuel assemblies to date.

* Uranium derived from the reprocessing of used fuel (RepU or RU) can, once enriched (then called ERU), be used again to manufacture fuel for nuclear power plants.

(1) Project subject to administrative and regulatory authorizations.


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%).