August 25, 2020 – Framatome signed a contract with Hinkley Point C to supply conventional field instrumentation for the two U.K. EPRs under construction at the nuclear power station located in Somerset, England. Approximately 10,000 instruments will monitor and measure temperature, flow, pressure and level under all operating conditions.
“With this contract, we are expanding our global footprint to provide instrumentation and control solutions for the Hinkley Point C project, one of the major industrial projects in the country,” said Marc Duret, managing director of Framatome in the U.K. “Framatome has the ambition to create about 100 British jobs in the next two years for construction support and engineering roles. We are committed to the Hinkley Point C project, which will eventually provide 7% of the U.K.’s electricity needs, create 25,000 employment opportunities, and make significant contributions to the country’s net-zero emissions goals.”
Framatome is already contracted to supply the nuclear instrumentation for the Hinkley Point C nuclear steam supply system. This new contract expands on Framatome’s work to include the design, manufacturing, procurement, pre-assembly, installation and qualification of the field instruments.
“Our team at Framatome has intimate knowledge of the instrumentation and control market and extensive expertise in qualification,” said Frédéric Lelièvre, senior executive vice president, Sales, Regional Platforms and the Instrumentation and Control Business Unit at Framatome. “This contract builds on our solid experience in delivering field instrumentation for the EPRs in Olkiluoto and Taishan, and for other reactors around the globe.”
Hinkley Point C, a joint venture between EDF and China General Nuclear Corporation, is the U.K.’s first new nuclear power station in more than 20 years. It will be home to two U.K. EPR reactors and will produce enough low-carbon electricity to serve approximately 6 million homes. Hundreds of Framatome employees support Hinkley Point C on engineering, components, nuclear fuel, instrumentation and control, manufacturing, construction and commissioning activities.