November 17, 2020

Framatome joins Sizewell C Consortium to deliver low-carbon energy to the UK   

November 17, 2020 – Framatome today announced that it joined the Sizewell C Consortium, a group of more than 100 companies and organisations from across the U.K. working to design, supply and construct the proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk, England.

“Working with the passionate and expert members of the Sizewell C Consortium, we are engaging new partnerships with British companies and suppliers to support lifetime management of the country’s existing nuclear facilities and new build projects,” said Marc Duret, managing director of Framatome in the U.K. “Framatome has called the U.K. home for more than 25 years and we remain committed to contributing to the country’s economic recovery and clean future with low-carbon energy.” 

As the first major economy to pass a net-zero-emissions law, Framatome is supporting Britain to reach its 2050 target by contributing to the construction of two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C and two at the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant. Framatome also assists maintenance and long-term operations at Sizewell B, representing a longstanding relationship with local partners and suppliers. Between 500 and 600 employees support scheduled maintenance outages, which inject thousands of British pounds into the local economy.

The nuclear energy industry depends on a highly skilled workforce. Framatome partners with professors and university leaders across the U.K. to support education programs and career events. As part of the Sizewell C project, Framatome expects to create 100 British jobs with engineering and construction expertise.

Sizewell C will be a direct replica of Hinkley Point C. This allows it to benefit from construction and supply chain experience, which helps to lower costs. Sizewell C will be home to two EPR reactors and will produce enough low-carbon electricity to serve approximately 6 million homes. Sizewell C will provide 3.2GW of low-carbon power, supporting 7% of the UK’s energy needs.