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Framatome acquisition of BHR Group strengthens UK Nuclear offering and provides scope for expansion into new markets

Published on 02 September 2021

Framatome acquisition of BHR Group strengthens UK Nuclear offering and provides scope for expansion into new markets

Framatome, a leading international nuclear energy company, has announced the acquisition of Virtualpie Limited (trading as BHR Group) the fluid engineering specialists. BHR Group becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Framatome SAS.

BHR Group is recognised as a leader in the field of fluid engineering, providing proven and innovative solutions for clients operating in complex, regulated markets.

Framatome’s investment in BHR will strengthen its position in the UK Nuclear market, boosting its expertise in fluid engineering and providing opportunities for growth in the Process and Energy industries where BHR Group has a strong client base and service offering.

Commenting on the acquisition Ralf Gathmann, Director of Nuclear Services UK, Framatome said: “The acquisition of BHR Group builds on Framatome’s strategy to accelerate growth in the UK Nuclear market. It is a highly complementary addition to our business, with its long-standing client relationships in the Nuclear, Process and Energy industries.”

David Winter, CEO of BHR Group said: “This marks an important new chapter for BHR Group. We are excited by the opportunities that joining a larger group affords. In addition to giving our teams increased opportunity to expand and grow, it also provides our clients access to a broader range of capabilities. The team and I look forward to joining Framatome and playing a key role in delivering its strategic vision”.

About BHR Group

BHR Group provides technical solutions to industry through a variety of fluid engineering-based products and services. Its proven and innovative solutions support clients operating in complex, regulated markets. The organisation provides independent, confidential and objective advice and solutions that helps our clients drive safety, efficiency and sustainability.

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About Framatome

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

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Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).