Press Release

Kick-off time for Framatome at the 2018 World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)

June 21, 2018 | 1 min |

The company will present its solutions for the nuclear industry at the Paris-Nord Villepinte convention center from June 26 to 28.

The key themes of this edition – performance, operational excellence and digitization – will guide visitors through an innovation-packed stand featuring virtual reality, fuel applications, innovations in instrumentation and control and components, as well as digitization initiatives. The event includes numerous panel discussions, business meetings and workshops bringing together international experts from the nuclear industry.

A highlight of the WNE, the Framatome panel discussion will be chaired by Bernard Fontana, President and CEO of the company, and promises fruitful debate on performance and operational excellence to enhance nuclear competitiveness, with the participation of key electric utilities from France (EDF), the USA (Exelon) and China (CNNC).

Expertise and safe, competitive technology

Framatome will illustrate the expertise it devotes to the global nuclear fleet by offering visitors the chance to discover its Saint-Marcel plant as seen by a drone, and innovative manufacturing technologies with the very latest application of a cobot-scanner solution. Visitors will also be able to see the virtual and mixed reality digital technologies used by the company for maintenance of nuclear power plants and operator training. Nuclear fuel will also be on the agenda with presentation of the latest generation assemblies such as "GAIA". Instrumentation and control systems, the veritable nerve centers of a power plant, will be demonstrated on the Framatome stand together with Corys simulation applications for controlling power plants and training operators.

Meet the Framatome experts

Framatome experts will be on hand to meet visitors, whether power plant operators, suppliers, students or recent graduates. Framatome makes a point of maintaining and transmitting its key competencies for the betterment of the global nuclear industry and is opening 750 positions in 2018, with just under 350 executive hires in all business areas and nearly 180 posts suitable for recent graduate and first experience profiles (engineers or holders of university technical degrees), in areas such as engineering, project management, production and maintenance.

Come meet us to learn about the business activities of Framatome and much more besides in Hall 7-F 141 at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris-Nord Villepinte from Tuesday, June 26th.

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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%).