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CERCA: fabrication of fuel for research

View of the exterior of the CERCA Pierrelatte facility

CERCA (French acronym for Company for the Study of Atomic Fuel Creation), a subsidiary of AREVA, is based in Romans and Pierrelatte on the FBFC site, in southeastern France. CERCA is involved in the fabrication and provision of fuel for research reactors.

Assembly of research fuel

Providing services to the nuclear research sector

CERCA produces and supplies fuel for research reactors and offers all related services: transport, logistics, supply of enriched uranium, etc.

TRIGA research fuel, CERCA, Romans plant


Since its founding in 1957, CERCA has enjoyed numerous significant milestones in its history.

The LEA (French acronym for Activity Standards Laboratory)

A site with numerous certifications

All of CERCA's activities are certified. It meets the requirements for several ISO standards on all counts.

Air testing

Environmental monitoring

The Tricastin plants constantly strive to limit their environmental impact. The surrounding environment is subject to constant testing.

Testing measurement equipment, waste water purification station

Sustainable development at CERCA

Facility safety, occupational safety, and environmental protection are the pillars of CERCA's sustainable development strategy.

Information disclosure

View the main publications from CERCA.

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