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November 16, 2021

Cattenom 1, France

By Carmen

Cattenom 1 is a 1,362MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Grand Est, France. The nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Oct, 1979. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Nov, 1986. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Apr, 1987.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
152 Nuclear 1,362 1,362 Active Grand Est, France Framatome

Description

Cattenom 1 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Framatome, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,362MW reactor is owned and operated by Electricite de France. The company has a stake of 100%.

Cattenom 1 is a type of PWR reactor. It features 193 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. Safety contol rods that are used to control the fission rate in the reactor are 12 in number.

Development Status

The reactor construction commenced in Oct, 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Apr, 1987.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Electricite de France was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Framatome. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Framatome. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (SA 508 Cl 3). The civil works were carried out by VINCI Construction and SPIE Nucleaire.

About Framatome

Framatome SAS (Framatome), a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA, designs and supplies nuclear equipment and steam supply systems. The company manufactures components, fuel assemblies, instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. It provides engineering and design, instrumentation and control, licensing and commissioning, project management, plant performance, fuel services, aging and asset management services. Framatome also offers outage services maintenance, components repair and replacement and other related services. The company’s project portfolio includes Flamanville 3, Taishan 1 & 2 and Hinkley Point C. It serves defense, medical, healthcare and other sectors. The company has operations in France, Germany, China, and the US. Framatome is headquartered in Ile-de-France, France.

Methodology

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