Nuclear steam supply system
of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

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

Main services

  • Development of the aircraft carrier nuclear steam supply system: design and dimensioning studies, layout of installations, definition and qualification of steam supply system equipment and systems, regulatory authorizations and safety studies. Specific design of catapult steam feed and vessel heel control system
  • Manufacture of the steam supply systems: procurement of equipment, assembly of steam supply systems, I & C and start-up tests
  • Design and manufacture of the start-up and reload cores
  • Designer support to the design authority from the active commissioning of the nuclear steam supply systems
  • Services for providing operational maintenance (OM) for steam supply systems on behalf of NAVAL Group, the NAVAL Group contracting authority, and the OM of the armed vessel
  • First and second servicing outage of the nuclear steam supply system during the Major Technical Outage

Main stages:

  • April 14 1989: In dry dock
  •  May 7, 1994: Launch
  • May 18, 2001: Commissioning
  • 2007-2008 : First major technical outage
  • 2017-2018 : Second major technical outage