November 8, 2021 - Framatome today announced the completion of its purchase of Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (I&C). Through this transaction, Framatome builds on its engineering expertise, enlarges its industrial footprint, and expands its global I&C systems development and deployment capabilities.
"I&C systems serve as the ‘central nervous system’ of a nuclear power plant enabling operators to control the reactor. This purchase and the expert workforce joining Framatome, will further enhance our I&C offering for reliable, low carbon nuclear energy production,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “I welcome the talented employees of Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear to Framatome."
More than 550 employees, mainly located in France (Grenoble), will join the company through the transaction. The acquisition will incorporate Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear’s products and technologies such as Spinline, Rodline and Hardline into Framatome’s I&C portfolio. Framatome I&C’s current products include the TELEPERM XS and Tricon digital platforms, in addition to non-computerized analog platforms and instrumentations for nuclear power plants.
“Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear I&C is a complement to our existing portfolio," said Frédéric Lelièvre, senior executive vice president of Sales, Regional Platforms and the Instrumentation and Control Business Unit at Framatome. "Their proven expertise and strong reputation strengthen our ability to serve our customers and expand our I&C footprint across the globe."
The Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear I&C business includes offices in France, the Czech Republic and China. Rolls-Royce’s products and technologies are installed in 150 operating reactors worldwide.