Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, AREVA’s Creusot Forge is one of only a few forges in the world capable of creating the immense, precise parts necessary for a nuclear reactor’s heavy components.
Continuing the region’s 230-year smelting heritage, AREVA’s modern facility in Le Creusot specializes in large carbon or stainless steel forgings and castings, and recently added a 9,000-ton hydraulic press to its workshop. This latest addition joins a massive 11,000 ton hydraulic press, some of the world’s most powerful furnaces, and a range of tooling equipment for high-precision finish machining.
Thanks to these powerful industrial assets, AREVA is one of the few global suppliers capable of producing forgings for a range of vital nuclear reactor components:
- Steam generator (upper, conical, and lower heads, elliptical dome, tube sheet)
- Reactor pressure vessels
- Pressurizer heads
- Primary pump castings
- Primary piping (hot and cold legs) connecting reactor and steam generators
Watch the video demonstrating and describing AREVA’s new 9,000-ton press.