Destined to underpin the development of the 1st European independent channel dedicated to superalloys melting for civil aerospace industry, this long-term project, based at the Les Ancizes site in the Puy de Dôme region (63), lies at the heart of Aubert & Duval’s industrial vision.
Superalloys are a type of Nickel based grades offering exceptional properties at high temperatures: mechanical strength, resistance to corrosion, which makes them particularly suitable for critical applications for energy (land-based turbines, oil & gas) and aerospace industries.
Aubert & Duval has long experience and solid expertise in superalloys. It’s a world leader in forging those grades, in Pamiers and Issoire plants where engines’ disks are forged. A&D also is a pioneer of superalloys melting thanks to its capacities in les Ancizes, where the first European re-melting furnaces were installed 50 years ago.
It is in this melting area that Aubert & Duval aims to grow thanks to the Superalloys project. The aim is to reinforced France and European Union industrial sovereignty by offering its aerospace sector an autonomous supply for these critical materials, mainly produced abroad.
To this purpose, Aubert & Duval will engage a major technical optimization and client’s qualifications program. It is this multi-year program which has received French Government’s support through the “Plan de Relance” recovery plan.