Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for delivering innovative solutions and technologies to support civil nuclear here in the U.K. and around the world. We design, service and install components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Our more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical
low-carbon energy.

Nuclear power faces a global energy landscape experiencing a pace of change unmatched since cities began to electrify in the 1800s. Historically, electricity generation was driven purely by consumer demand. Now the global mindset has changed, driven by concern about what impact electricity production is having on the planet. To facilitate the transition away from resources emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) and other particulate
matter, governments are supporting the development and installation of low-carbon energy capacities.

This transition has had the most significant impact for base load generation types, like nuclear, which provides reliable energy when renewable sources like solar and wind aren’t available.

As the first major economy to pass a net-zero-emissions law, Framatome is supporting the United Kingdom to reach its 2050 target by contributing to the construction of two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C located in Somerset, and two at the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant located in Suffolk. 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.

Nuclear energy has an important role in powering our clean future. It is a reliable and carbon-free source of electricity that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s also an industry where experts and innovators are constantly evaluating and incorporating the latest breakthrough technologies, to ensure the continued efficient production of electricity.

In addition to modernizing tools and processes to enhance electricity generation, innovations are changing the way that our workers operate and complete maintenance activities to support today’s fleet of reactors. For example, virtual reality creates immersive experiences that allow personnel to train, prepare for and even practise activities before they arrive at a plant site. Workers can decide how they will need to organise and position equipment to complete work in the safest and most efficient
way. Once they are on-site, augmented reality applications feed important data, such as radiological activity and dosimetry, to field workers.

Framatome is also playing a key role in innovating solutions that utilizes nuclear power reactors in a way never seen before. Joining in on the fight against cancer, Framatome and its partners are developing and delivering a medical isotope that allows for the therapeutic treatment of small tumours like prostate cancer, potentially helping to save thousands of lives.


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