Framatome ANP delivers two steam generators to
the US

In February, Framatome ANP shipped two replacement steam generators to the United States for Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. The plant is located in Minnesota and operated by Nuclear Management Company.

The steam generators were manufactured at the Chalon Saint Marcel plant in the Saône et Loire region of France and will be transported by river and sea before being installed in Prairie Island Unit 1 this autumn. This delivery is the first by Framatome ANP to a customer in the United States. Xcel Energy authorised engineering design work on the replacement steam generators in August 2000.

Through its manufacturing plant in Chalon, France, Framatome ANP has become the leader in the replacement equipment market. The group has a 40 percent share in the steam generator market and a 50 percent share in the reactor vessel head replacement market (overall value of around 350 million euros). At the end of 2003, the American market represented around 60 percent of the workload at the Chalon Saint Marcel plant.


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