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Erlangen: Headquarters of Framatome Germany


The nuclear energy activities of Framatome Germany are pooled in the regional organization Framatome GmbH (formerly AREVA GmbH). At the headquarter in Erlangen there are 3,000 employees: Thus, Erlangen is one of the largest engineering sites of Framatome.

Main focus of activities in Erlangen is the maintenance and upgrading of nuclear power plants domestic and abroad. Furthermore, the employees are involved in the EPR new-build projects in France, Finland, China and Great Britain. We also have test and research facilities and laboratories in Erlangen – some of them are globally unparalleled. Plus the Fuel Business is located in Erlangen.


Framatome GmbH
Paul-Gossen-Str. 100
91052 Erlangen, Germany
Tel.: +49 9131 900 0

Contact for site visits

Laboratories, research and testing facilities

  • KOPRA test stand, primary system testing facility (PKL)
  • Test stands, flow laboratories and Benson line
  • Tank test and fuel assembly test stands
  • Radiochemical laboratory
  • Fuel laboratory
  • Vibration laboratory
  • Technology and prototyping
  • Materials testing
  • Instrumentation and control (I&C) forum and I&C test field
  • ... and much more
  • With the instrumentation and control (I&C) forum and the attached test field for hardware and software, Framatome Germany operates the largest test facility in the world for operational and safety control systems in nuclear power plants at its Erlangen site.
  • The primary coolant loop test facility (PKL) in Erlangen, which is unique worldwide, enables tests to be conducted on the thermohydraulic behavior of pressurized water reactor plants under accident conditions. The studies and research projects provide important information for plant safety.
Products and Services
Services for running nuclear power plants
Fuel assemblies and fuel service
New builds and completion