Maliaño, 14th January 2020 – On 10 January, Ensa, Equipos Nucleares, S.A., S.M.E., a company located in Maliaño (Cantabria), shipped two new steam generators, 900 Mw from Framatome, to France. These nuclear components, measuring 320 tons, 21 metres in length and 4.5 metres in diameter each, correspond to the model used for replacement in French nuclear power plants.
This shipment completes an order received at the end of 2012 for which the French company Framatome, (owned by Électricité de France (EDF), Mitbsubishi Heay Industries and Assystem), commissioned Ensa to manufacture three steam generators. Following the delivery of the first one in March 2019, shipped to the CNPE Gravelines nuclear power plant in France, owned by EDF (Électricité de France), Ensa has kept the other two nuclear components in storage pending the final decision on the assignment of the plant at which they will be installed.
Due to Ensa’s specialisation in the manufacturing of steam generators for the nuclear industry, a field in which it has already exceeded the figure of more than one hundred units for different countries, the company has become a reference in the sector at international level as a supplier to countries such as the United States, China, South Korea, India, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden and Slovenia, in addition to working for the Spanish plants.
The Ensa Group of companies is made up of the parent company Equipos Nucleares, S.A, S.M.E., which is 78.75% owned by Sociedad Española de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI) and 21.15% by Dirección General de Patrimonio del Estado and its subsidiary Enwesa Operaciones, S.A, S.M.E (ENWESA), which is 82.55% owned by Ensa.
Ensa specialises in the manufacture of components such as reactor vessels, including internals, supports and covers, steam generators, primary cooling circuit piping, pressurisers, heat exchangers, fuel element heads, fuel storage and transport containers and fuel racks.