Framatome announced it has completed the purchase of Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (I&C), which was announced in December 2020.
Through this transaction Framatome said it builds on its engineering expertise, enlarges its industrial footprint, and expands its global I&C systems development and deployment capabilities.
"I&C systems serve as the ‘central nervous system’ of a nuclear power plant enabling operators to control the reactor. This purchase and the expert workforce joining Framatome, will further enhance our I&C offering for reliable, low carbon nuclear energy production,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “I welcome the talented employees of Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear to Framatome."
More than 550 employees, mainly located in France (Grenoble), will join Framatome through the transaction. The acquisition will incorporate Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear’s products and technologies such as Spinline, Rodline and Hardline into Framatome’s I&C portfolio. Framatome I&C’s current products include the TELEPERM XS and Tricon digital platforms, in addition to non-computerised analogue platforms and instrumentations for nuclear power plants.
The Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear I&C business includes offices in France, the Czech Republic and China. Rolls-Royce’s products and technologies are installed in 150 operating reactors worldwide.
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