Framatome has joined the Sizewell C Consortium, a group of more than 100 companies and organisations from across the UK 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 UK.
Framatome said it is supporting the UK to reach its 2050 net zero 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 assists maintenance and long-term operations at Sizewell B.
Between 500 and 600 employees support scheduled maintenance outages, Framatome said. The company added that it expects to create 100 British jobs with engineering and construction expertise as part of the Sizewell C project.
Sizewell C will be a replica of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, featuring two EPR reactors with an installed capacity of 3.2GW total.