Nuclear Propulsion & Defence

TechnicAtome combines its experience as a designer of naval propulsion nuclear reactors and an operator of nuclear defence facilities.

Throughout successive generations, the nuclear submarines of the French Navy have been propelled in complete safety by compact nuclear reactors designed by TechnicAtome.  

TechnicAtome's staff conduct large projects at different stages of development and guarantee their customers the highest levels of availability while respecting the highest safety requirements.

SNA Le Rubis©Marine Nationale (ECPAD)

Nuclear Propulsion & Defence

Key achievements

RES programme

Design and construction of the shore-based nuclear test reactor for naval propulsion.

Barracuda programme

Design and construction of nuclear propulsion reactors for the next generations of submarines (Barracuda nuclear attack submarines and nuclear powered ballistic-missile submarines).

Aircraft carrier
Charles de Gaulle

Development, production and operational support of the nuclear steam supply systems on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
Nuclear Propulsion & Defence

TechnicAtome, present throughout the life cycle of a nuclear propulsion reactor and industrial player in the implementation of the means of support of Nuclear Propulsion, offers its customers a wide range of services:

Design and production engineering

Reactor simulation and modelling physical phenomena

Manufacture of fuel and reactor cores

Industrial operator of nuclear facilities

Services associated with operating and operational maintenance

Nuclear Propulsion & Defence

TechnicAtome offers its customers similar engineering solutions for nuclear defense facilities:

Support engineering for Defence infrastructure

Assistance to the Infrastructure Contracting Authority

TechnicAtome provides support for the Defence Infrastructure Service (SID) in the naval bases of Toulon and Brest, to adapt reception and support facilities for nuclear submarines BARRACUDA.

Assistance with the engineering and operation of Laser MegaJoule

Engineering support for the design, production, commissioning and operation phases.