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Ugine: melting and forging

Aerial view of the Ugine facility

Within the AREVA activities in the Front End of the Nuclear energy cycle, the Zirconium division is part of the Fuel BU  which designs, manufactures and  sells  Nuclear Fuel assemblies for pressurized water reactors, boiling water reactors and research reactors.

The site in Ugine handles production of ingots and transformation of zirconium, titanium, tantalum, and hafnium into semi-finished products.

Fully automated 2500 tons forging press, CEZUS UGINE (FRANCE)

Activities: melting and forging

The site in Ugine specializes in arc melting in vacuum and in hot forging of zirconium, hafnium, and titanium.



The Ugine factory is located in middle of the French Alps, a region long dominated by the metal industry. Ugine has more than 50 years of experience in producing zirconium alloys.

Furnace control room, CEZUS Ugine

Triple certification

Ugine has ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environment), and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety) certifications.


Commitment to environmental protection

Ugine is strongly committed to achieving its environmental protection objectives.


Commitment to employees

Ugine is strongly committed to continuously improving employees’ working conditions, particularly in terms of health and safety.

Information disclosure

View the main publications from the Ugine site.

Explore the site

Visits are only permitted in a professional context.


Avenue Paul Girod
73 400 Ugine
Phone: 33 4 79 89 70 70
Fax: 33 4 79 89 70 75


Dialogue with stakeholders

The Ugine facility has demonstrated, through many initiatives, its willingness to integrate in the region.