May 07, 2019

I&C wins contract at Oak Ridge National Lab

I&C team wins contract to provide 1E Tricon® safety hardware, configuration, and cyber security hardening at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Just over a year after the acquisition of Schneider Electric I&C nuclear products and experts, Framatome is seeing dividends. Earlier this month, with the assistance of the Tricon I&C technical team, Framatome was awarded an $8.8 million contract for work at the Uranium Processing Facility at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL).

This contract award supports the ongoing relationship between our I&C team and this important U.S. Department of Energy site.

“This contract is a significant step for our I&C business in the U.S.,” said Clayton Scott, Senior Vice President Global Sales, and Deputy I&C BU. “It demonstrates that our customers are now recognizing the Framatome brand on this proven I&C solution so that we can increase our market share while further supporting their modernization strategies.”

The new equipment will be an upgrade for the ORNL Safety Detection and Response System (SDRS). The 1E Tricon system helps our customers ensure safer and longer-term operations of their plants, at the same time simplifying the migration to digital control systems. Adding the 1E Tricon system to ORNL’s SDRS will also help mitigate obsolescence issues and licensing risks in their modernization efforts.

The 1E Tricon is one of the most reliable Nuclear Regulatory Commission-qualified control platforms on the market today, enabling ORNL to effectively upgrade their safety-related systems to today’s digital technology.