Framatome ANP delivers two steam generators to
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.