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Framatome / French Company Signs Training Agreement With University In Poland

By Kamen Kraev
12 February 2021

French Company Signs Training Agreement With University In Poland
The main building at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. Courtesy Beata Zdyb/Wikipedia.
France-based nuclear company Framatome has signed an agreement with the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wroclawska) in Poland for the development of training programmes for the next generation of nuclear energy professionals.

Under the agreement Wroclaw students will have access to internships, recruitment and joint research opportunities in nuclear energy.

Framatome chief executive officer Bernard Fontana said the agreement is at the heart of the company’s strategy to strengthen its presence in Central Europe.

Framatome and Wrocław University plan to develop targeted education programmes for graduate and post-graduate nuclear engineering students. Framatome said cooperation will also include research in structural mechanics, thermal-hydraulics, EPR cycle, safety and accident analysis for nuclear components and systems.

Poland’s cabinet recently approved a 2040 energy strategy that includes plans to spend €34bn ($40bn) to build the country’s first nuclear power plants, with a projected total capacity of 6,000 to 9,000 MW and the first unit in commercial operation by 2033.

In October 2020, the cabinet approved an update of a separate, but related nuclear energy programme, which calls for 6,000 to 9,000 MW of installed nuclear capacity based on proven, large-scale, pressurised water nuclear reactors of Generation III and III+ designs.

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