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Framatome, Hungary’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology, cooperate on future of nuclear energy  

December 22, 2021 | 1 min |
Category: corporate

December 22, 2021 – Framatome and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) facilitating cooperation in the field of nuclear education and training, research and development, implementation of new technologies and knowledge transfer. 

“Framatome is committed to the development of the Hungarian nuclear fleet. We will work with the Ministry to use the wealth of existing industry expertise to help educate future nuclear professionals.” said Frédéric Lelièvre, senior executive vice president, Sales, Regions and the I&C Business Unite at Framatome. “We are preparing for generational change through a systematic knowledge management approach that leverages today’s expertise for tomorrow.” 

The commitment also reinforces the importance of Framatome’s existing footprint in Hungary through its subsidiary Framatome Kft,, which provides direct support to Hungarian customers and contributes to the realization of the Paks II project. With access to the global capacities and competencies of Framatome, Framatome Kft. is solidly positioned to support maintenance for long-term operations of existing plants and foster future innovations.     

The cooperation matches the goals of the Hungarian energy strategy in nuclear R&D, security of energy supply and decarbonization. This strategic agreement supports the joint work of the Hungarian Nuclear Industry Platform and represents a significant added value in reaching these strategic goals.

Framatome has a strong presence in Hungary. The team delivered and implemented the safety I&C system of the current four units of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, and the main I&C system of the Paks II Nuclear Power Plant will also be provided by the Framatome-Siemens consortium.

László Palkovics Minister of Innovation and Technology, Hungary, and Balazs Gabor Bodnar, Framatome Kft., sign MOU
László Palkovics Minister of Innovation and Technology, Hungary, and Balazs Gabor Bodnar, Framatome Kft., sign MOU


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%).