Key Figures

For nearly 60 years, starting with the commissioning of the Marcoule plant in 1959, followed by the Chinon nuclear power plant that began commercial operation in 1963, the French nuclear stakeholders, from research, education, construction, operation, and decommissioning, have developed valuable experience and expertise recognized worldwide. This includes nuclear electricity generation, but also fuel cycle as well as the manufacturing of major components.

  • 56 reactors in operation in France on 18 sites
  • Nuclear energy represents 70.6% of all electricity generated in 2020
  • 120 reactors using French technology throughout the world
  • Providing services to more than 250 reactors worldwide
  • Nearly 60 years of experience feedback
  • €47.5 billion turnover
  • 85 % of small and medium-sized enterprises
  • more than 3,000 companies in the supply chain
  • €970 million for R&D in 2018



  • Women represent 25% of the workforce in the French nuclear industry
  • More than 3,000 companies, from the smallest with 5 employees to the biggest with over 150,000 employees