Framatome to upgrade used fuel store at Paks NPP

1 July 2021

Framatome on 28 June announced it had won a contract with the Hungary’s state-owned Public Limited Company for Radioactive Waste Management (Puram) to upgrade the seismic monitoring and detaching system at its used fuel interim storage facility at the Paks NPP. This is the first contract signed by Framatome Kft, a subsidiary created following the acquisition of Evopro nuclear and process automation Kft.

“Our Framatome team is excited to expand our presence in Hungary and work more closely with our customers in the Central Europe,” said Frédéric Lelièvre, senior executive vice president in charge of Sales, Regional Platforms and the Instrumentation and Control Business Unit at Framatome. “This work with Puram marks another highlight of Framatome’s continuing collaboration with the Hungarian nuclear industry.”

The seismic monitoring and detaching system is designed to stop crane operations or used fuel loading in the event of an earthquake. Under the contract, Framatome will upgrade the existing system with a new state-of-the-art solution and install the system in the used fuel interim storage facility at Paks.

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