Context and challenges
This client is a major player in the nuclear industry. Flamanville 3 is the first EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) project in France. Construction began on this next-generation reactor in 2007.
EPR construction in France will satisfy the need to invest in new production capacities to ensure the security of energy supply, and is an essential step in preparations to renew the French nuclear fleet. The EPR is based on existing techniques and incorporates all the recent progress that has been made in terms of safety, environmental protection, technical and economical performance, to deliver safe, competitive electricity production with no greenhouse gas emissions.
Assystem has been involved in FA3 site engineering since 2012, successively supporting the construction and commissioning phases of the project.
In this context, Assystem has been appointed to support the construction and commissioning phases, in particular to ensure that design modifications are properly integrated into the construction and commissioning phases, as well as to perform quality assurance and regulatory compliance activities.