December 1, 2021 – ROSATOM and Framatome recently signed a new Strategic Cooperation Agreement further expanding the companies’ efforts to develop fuel fabrication and instrumentation and control (I&C) technologies. ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev, and Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome signed the agreement during the World Nuclear Exposition held in Paris.
“Together with Framatome, we are creating a solid foundation for developing high-quality nuclear energy solutions within the scope of current and future areas for collaboration. Today, the world has finally recognised that it is impossible to achieve carbon neutrality without nuclear generation. Therefore, we must hasten our collective efforts towards achieving global decarbonisation goals,” said Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM.
“By working closely with our industrial partner ROSTATOM, we strengthen our contributions for safe and reliable generation of clean energy generated by our customers nuclear operating plants,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “Together, we build on our expertise for maintaining operations for the existing nuclear fleet and preparing for the next generation of nuclear energy.”
The new agreement expands the companies’ existing relationship, established through a 2017 memorandum of understanding, creating a framework for joint work in new areas.