In parallel with the Orano investment, in late December MHI completed an investment in Framatome
, a newly established group company of Electricite de France (EDF) specializing in the design and manufacture of NPP equipment and systems.
Francois Nogue began the first part of his career at Framatome
, where he was Vice President of Human Resources from the end of 1991 to the end of 1998.
Before the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Iran had signed a $2 billion contract with French company Framatome
to build two 910 MW pressurized water reactors, at Darkhoveyn.
Guldner is a former managing director of Framatome
ANP, now AREVA NP.
In September 2004, tenders for the US$8 billion contract to construct the first four, to be located at Sanmen in Zhejiang Province and Yangjiang in Guangdong Province, were invited from Westinghouse Electric Co, a US-based subsidiary of British Nuclear Fuels, Framatome
, part of the French Areva group and Russia's Atomstroiexport.
Construction of Angra 3, which the Brazilian government is expected to decide on soon, depends on equipment and services from the Franco-German Framatome
(a joint venture between Siemens and the Areva Group, a French energy company).
China's present nuclear suppliers include France's Framatome
and Electricite de France, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
AREVA's joint subsidiary with Siemens, Framatome
The five projects are: a contract with Framatome
ANP for the manufacture of a shield prototype for primary wall modules at the ITER reactor (Euro 1,167,000); a contract with Thales Electron Devices for the manufacture of a 2 GW coaxial cavity gyrotron development prototype as a source electromagnetic waves (Euro 2,550,000); a contract with E-Zanon for additional work to a previous contract for the manufacture of 8 capacitor flanges and 8 antenna strap flanges (Euro 42,500); a contract with ManTurbo for additional work for the manufacture of Dummy Bellows Assembly, additional set of Lip Seals and an Upper Bracket at the JET reactor (Euro 75,700); and a contract with Carbone Lorraine for the further manufacture of Carbon-carbon composite tiles (Euro 17,816).
The group's technology has been integral to the engineering process of industrial plants with a value in excess of US$500 billion for more than 800 clients across the globe, including leading plant owner/operators and engineering contractors such as 3M, Aker Kvaerner, ALSTOM Power, AMEC, BASF, DSME, DuPont, Engineers India Limited, Electricite de France, Foster Wheeler, Framatome
, Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, KBR, Merck, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Petronas Carigali, Samsung Heavy Industries, Shell, Technip and Uhde.
ANP and its design partner for this project, Swenson Technology Inc.
Several designs are in the pre-certification phase, including a simplified BWR from General Electric, an advanced BWR from Framatome
ANP that has been bid for the proposed reactor in Finland; and AECL's ACR-700, an evolution of its CANDU line.