In April 2012, Manoir Industries signed a framework agreement in a long-term partnership with Areva to replace critical components of the 1300 MW EDF Nuclear pressurized water reactors.
Manoir Industries confirmed that the first among the 29 elbows and sections, included in the contract, was delivered in January.
This first 6-ton machined austenitic steel elbow having met very tough requirements is manufactured in the Manoir Pîtres casting plant. Each step of the industrial process is submitted to inspections and supervision by the NSA (Nuclear Security Authority) as well as by Areva and EDF.
All the manufacturing operations are run on site with specialized equipment, in particular radiographic controls with a state-of-the-art linear accelerator. Manoir Industries guarantees 100% of its controls including Non-Destructive Tests in its workshops.
To meet the requirement of this long-term contract, Manoir Industries has invested in a 7-axe machining center for components of up to 16 tons, launched in a ceremony in April 2013. Additionally, a new nuclear production island has been specifically set up for the execution of this contract in the Pîtres plant. These major investments are for Manoir Industries, the first steps of an ambitious plan of redeployment desired by its Taihai shareholder.
Manoir Industries has delivered more than one thousand elbows for the primary nuclear power plants in France and throughout the world. For over 40 years, Manoir has thus positioned itself as a key casting nuclear partner. Thanks to its new shareholder, Manoir Industries is a key player for cast component supplier for the nuclear market worldwide.
Manoir Industries, an international metal processing casting and forging group, develops proprietary alloys and manufactures high performance metal components molded and forged for the petrochemical, nuclear, oil extraction, civil engineering, energy, defense and construction markets. The solid expertise reputation has driven sustainable position through the worldwide industry and its customers.