Framatome signs a cooperation agreement with Japan on the development of fast neutron reactors

December 4, 2019 | 1 min |

On December 3, 2019, Framatome signed a cooperation agreement in Tokyo with the CEA and Japanese organizations JAEA, MHI and MFBR on the development of fast neutron reactors. This agreement follows the agreement established in 2014 for the ASTRID program, through which a great many technical outcomes have been jointly achieved and which has enabled close collaborative ties to be established between the parties.

The new agreement aims to further research on high-stakes topics for this reactor technology. Subjects of interest include severe accidents, thermal-hydraulics and fuel behavior, justification of material performance and durability, under-sodium inspection and instrumentation. This agreement will contribute to maintain and to develop the Framatome' skills and expertise in the field of fast reactors.

From left to right: S. Kunishima (MFBR), A. Kato (MHI), T. Kadoma (JAEA), P. Stohr (CEA), F. Billot (Framatome)
From left to right: S. Kunishima (MFBR), A. Kato (MHI), T. Kadoma (JAEA), P. Stohr (CEA), F. Billot (Framatome)


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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%).