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CEZUS Ugine: melting and forging

Aerial view of the CEZUS Ugine facility

AREVA’s activities in the front end of the nuclear energy cycle include those of the company Cezus, a member of the Fuel Business Unit whose Zirconium Division designs, manufactures and markets nuclear fuel assemblies for pressurized water reactors (PWRs), boiling water reactors (BWRs) 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 CEZUS site in Ugine specializes in arc melting in vacuum and in hot forging of zirconium, hafnium, and titanium.



The Cezus 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

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


Commitment to environmental protection

CEZUS Ugine is strongly committed to achieving its environmental protection objectives.


Commitment to employees

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