Framatome (formerly Areva NP) has completed the analysis of the anomalies detected on the manufacturing files of components manufactured on its site of Le Creusot (Saône-et-Loire) for the French reactors of EDF, and the factory is now “fully operational,” said Wednesday a company executive. The audit launched in 2015 after detecting the existence of anomalies involved three phases: an inspection step, or a review of “nearly 4,000 files”, then a technical analysis phase of any discrepancies raised. which is “totally finished for all the parts of the French park”, said David Emond, director of the division Components of Framatome, during a press point in Le Creusot. “We still have to finish a number of foreign customers, and it will be done at the end of the year,” he added. The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) must now complete the study, reactor by reactor as scheduled maintenance stops by EDF, the results transmitted by Framatome.
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France’s Framatome announced today that it has completed identifying and characterising deviations in all of the manufacturing records from the Le Creusot site for forgings used in French nuclear power plants. Manufacturing operations at the facility – which were suspended in December 2015 following the discovery of quality assurance issues – resumed in January.
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