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The NUCOBAM consortium

NUCOBAM brings together 13 partners from 6 different countries and each partner will bring their own complementary expertise and capabilities to the project. The consortium aims to demonstrate and validate the use of AM components in nuclear installations.

The partners include electricity utilities, operating nuclear assets, component manufacturers, design owners, public service experts in nuclear and radiation risks as well as research and competence centres involved in mechanical assessment, metal powder qualification, metallurgical characterisation, materials irradiation capabilities and nuclear power research.

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The CEA is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives). The CEA has a significant experience in both powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing process and play an important role the scientific research field dedicated to materials and new associated manufacturing processes.

Electricité de France (EDF) has the responsibility for generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity in France. EDF low carbon electricity mix is based for a large part on Nuclear Power. EDF operates one of the largest nuclear power plants capacity in the world with more than 70 reactors in operation.

ENGIE Laborelec is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology and is active on the whole electricity value chain.

Tractebel provides a full range of services throughout the life cycle of its clients’ projects. Tractebel is able to offer their customers multidisciplinary solutions in energy, water and infrastructure.

Naval Group is European leader in Naval Defence and a major player in Marine Renewable Energies. The Group is an international company with expertise in the design, production and through-life maintenance of submarines and surface vessels, and all their related systems and infrastructures.

Framatome designs, manufactures, and installs components, fuel and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) is a public research body assigned to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, focused on energy and environment, and the technologies related to them.

Nuclear Advance Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)  is owned by the University of Sheffield and part of the world-leading AMRC cluster based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire.

VTT is an RTO which activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment.

SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. The Belgian reactor 2 (BR2) reactor group, the mechanical testing and corrosion group (MCA), microstructure and non-destructive examination group (MNA) and infrastructure operation (IOP) group are participating in the NUCOBAM project.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) supports EU policies with independent scientific evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.  Nuclear activities of JRC cover R&D and policy support on reactor safety, nuclear fuels, waste & decommissioning, nuclear security & safeguards and non-energy applications of nuclear energy.

Ramén is a manufacturer and supplier of valves for the industrial market. They will provide a 3D drawing of the valve body so that it can be 3D printed by other participants. Ramén valves will then assemble this 3D body with the valve’s internals that will be produced for this project.

The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) is the French public service expert in nuclear and radiation risks, and its activities cover all the related scientific and technical issues.