Framatome acquires nuclear power business from RCM Canada

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French nuclear infrastructure company Framatome is acquiring a Canadian company that will help expand its reactor operations in this country and beyond.

Framatome has completed the acquisition of the nuclear power division of RCM Technologies Canada Corp. announced. The RCM acquisition strengthens and expands Framatomes’ position in the area of ​​CANDU reactor design expertise.

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“We welcome our new colleagues to the worldwide team of engineers and experts at Framatome,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “Framatome has been operating in Canada for more than 50 years and we are intensifying our commitment to growing our operations in the country. The acquisition of RCM’s nuclear power division strengthens our unique expertise in engineering, procurement and construction for the nuclear industry and positions us well to serve our Canadian customers. “

Framatome has more than 300 employees in Canada. They focus on engineering, nuclear services, hardware, design, safety and control systems within the Candu nuclear fleet there.

The CANDU (for Canada Deuterium Uranium) is a heavy duty pressurized water reactor design. It was originally developed in Ontario and exported worldwide. CANDU Energy is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

Framatome is majority owned by French EDF Energy with minority interests from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Assystem.

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