Press Release

A Framatome team wins the Innovatome Award

June 28, 2018 | 1 min |

Congratulations to the Framatome team who has won this award.

The Framatome project presented a robot named AROBASE (Automated Robot with Assisted Shaving Execution) that enables to answers three major challenges our operational people are facing on dismantling projects :
- improve the safety of the on-site workers
- optimize project duration
- reduce the volume of waste

Used on concrete surfaces, the robot measures, maps and categorizes the contaminated areas (conventional waste, very low level waste, low level waste…). Before, during these opeations, workers were on site in designated areas and potentially working at heigths.

On a pratical point of view, this robot enables to:

- limit work at heights and the associated risks
- apply the ALARA principle by reducing doses
- reduce the inhalation volume of dusts during on-ite work

This robot also enbles to make financial gains with the reduction of waste volume thanks to a detailed mapping, to reduce the number of operators and to save time on one of the critical path's task.

This Innovatome award, was created by the French nuclear society, to reward doctorate or master students, and young professionals under 35 years old, working in the nuclear field. About 60persons – 12 teams participated to this edition.

Congratulations to the Framatome team.


About Framatome

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).