Partnership event to promote the training and employment of young people in industry
MAJOR AMBITIONS TO RECRUIT AND MODERNIZE THE PRODUCTION SITE BY 2025
To meet the industrial challenges of the future, particularly in the nuclear sector with the maintenance of the French nuclear base for EDF (Grand Carénage) and the ambitious EPR2 construction program, Fives Nordon is investing in two key areas:
- The recruitment of more than 300 people on permanent contracts (pipe fitters, boilermakers, welders, research office engineers) with the aim of reaching 1,200 employees in 2025. Special attention will be paid to the recruitment of more women in technical positions, as well as work-study students.
- Carrying out studies to modernize and double the capacity of its production site in Nancy, in line with the project to accelerate the EPR2 construction program.
TRAINING, A DRIVER TO MEET THE NEED FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
Fives Nordon invests heavily in training to strengthen specific skills and support new hires. Since training adapted to technical specificities is becoming increasingly rare and there is a shortage of qualified profiles, especially pipe fitters and welders, Fives Nordon has created its Training Academy. The “Académie Fives Nordon,” certified by Qualiopi, offers a wide range of excellent training courses in Fives’ areas of expertise in industrial piping.
In partnership with the UIMM Lorraine training center, Fives Nordon has also created the “Pass Nucléaire” in response to the “Developing nuclear sector skills” call for projects, which is part of EDF’s Excell Plan and the Grand Carénage program. The aim of the “Pass Nucléaire” is to strengthen existing training facilities and meet the sector’s skill requirements, in particular by creating a new specific training offer.
FIVES NORDON IN A NUTSHELL
- Workforce: 900 employees, 170 hired in 2022
- Workshop surface area: 40,000 m², 8 workshops in France
A subsidiary of Fives, the international leader in industrial engineering, Fives Nordon has been helping its customers for almost 120 years to carry out their high value-added industrial piping and pressure vessel projects in the industrial and nuclear sectors.
Fives Nordon has a unique production tool in France, with workshops dedicated to carbon, stainless steel, and aluminium piping, pressure vessel manufacturing, and mechanized welding capacities, lifting, radio control, heat treatment, pickling, hot and cold bending, stamping, and testing via a materials testing laboratory.
With nearly 900 employees across a dozen sites in France and its headquarters in Nancy since 1904, Fives Nordon covers all the needs of its industrial customers’ projects from the pre-project phase to design, supply, construction and maintenance.
FIVES NORDON, A RECOGNIZED EXPERT IN THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
A recognized player in the nuclear market for more than 50 years, Fives Nordon has participated in the program to build nuclear power plants and EPRs in France and internationally (Finland, China, United Kingdom) and now maintains all the reactors in French nuclear plants.
Fives Nordon is also present in the fuel cycle through its subsidiary Fives Nordon ACPP, which specializes in spent fuel pools.
“New challenges will have to be met in the coming years, in particular to support our main customer, EDF, to maintain the French nuclear base and to prepare for the EPR2 program. The outlook for nuclear activities gives us great visibility for the next fifty years."