May 26, 2020

Framatome to provide engineering services to EDF in the United Kingdom

May 26, 2020 – Framatome signed a framework agreement with EDF in the United Kingdom (U.K.) to provide engineering services to support ongoing nuclear power station operations. For the first time in the U.K., Framatome will provide dedicated, in-house nuclear engineering services to support the continued operation of eight nuclear stations across the country. These stations include 14 advanced gas reactors and one pressurized water reactor.

“Nuclear power stations provide vital, reliable, around-the-clock energy to residents and businesses every day,” said Marc Duret, managing director of Framatome in the U.K. “We have been servicing the U.K. nuclear industry for more than 25 years, and we will continue to provide our engineering expertise for all reactor types to help the country reach its net-zero carbon emissions targets.”

Framatome will provide in-house services for the full range of engineering responsibilities focused on design, analysis, calculations, documentation and modifications. This will include support related to:

  • regulations and licensing;
  • systems, civil specialty, electrical, mechanical, safety and risk-informed engineering;
  • component analysis and fracture mechanics; and
  • instrumentation and control.

Framatome’s in-house, resident engineer will engage closely with the customer in assessing solutions for plant optimizations and improvements. The engineer will be based at EDF in the U.K. offices in Barnwood.    

“The U.K. is leading the way in building a low-carbon energy future, while also ensuring existing stations perform at the highest levels of operational excellence,” said Frédéric Lelièvre, senior executive vice president in charge of Sales, Regional Platforms and the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Business Unit at Framatome. “Our global breadth of engineering experience and our high-performing people and technologies strengthen our ability to serve as a value-added partner to EDF in the U.K. and to operators around the globe.”

EDF in the U.K. operates a fleet of eight nuclear power stations: Sizewell B, Hinkley Point B, Dungeness B, Hartlepool, Heysham 1 and 2, Hunterston, and Torness.