Press Release

Framatome Inspection Academy opens in St. Marcel, France

March 29, 2021 | 1 min |
Category: components
March 29, 2021 – Framatome opened its Inspection Academy on March 4 during an inaugural ceremony in St. Marcel, France. Framatome CEO Bernard Fontana, representatives from the EDF Excell program, members of Global International Services Material Inspection Control (GIS-MIC) and Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz (ENIM) unveiled the new academy and Quality Assurance (QA) Training Program that will provide advanced training for future inspection professionals in the nuclear energy industry.    

“Our new Framatome Inspection Academy strengthens our inspection expertise in collaboration with ENIM and GIS-MIC, leaders in industrial standardization and engineering development,” said Fontana. “These efforts and partnerships align with EDF’s Excell plan and expand our capabilities as we support our customers as they safely and reliably generate low-carbon energy.”

The Framatome Inspection Academy will train EDF Group professionals who are interested in a nuclear safety and technical inspection career. The program includes fundamentals of nuclear regulatory QA inspection and in-depth learning for specific codes and manufacturing processes, such as welding, non-destructive testing, and instrumentation and controls. In addition to theoretical training, trainees will complete more than 300 hours of practical tutoring. A university diploma, issued by ENIM, is awarded after completion of the four-month curriculum.

Framatome’s Saint-Marcel site, located in Saône-et-Loire, France, assembles heavy equipment, such as reactor vessels, steam generators, and pressurizers that compose the primary loop of nuclear reactors. The site is also home to Framatome’s Technical Center, where experts conduct research and development activities to provide reliable, competitive and innovative solutions for the design and manufacture of the key heavy components used in nuclear power plants.
 
Stephane Reinhard, Framatome; Elisabeth Terrail, EDF; and Bernard Fontana unveil plaque for the Inspection Academy
Stephane Reinhard, Framatome; Elisabeth Terrail, EDF; and Bernard Fontana unveil plaque for the Inspection Academy

 

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%).