Speeding innovation for industry
LONDON, PARIS, HOUSTON, February 7, 2019 —
TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) (PARIS: FTI) signed the renewal of its strategic
partnership agreement for innovation and technology development with the French
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
TechnipFMC and the CEA have been collaborating
in innovation and technology development
since 2011. Through the renewal of this agreement for an additional period of 5
years, TechnipFMC aims to strengthen the competitiveness of its business
through the transfer and adoption of new technologies.
Following past successes around non-destructive
testing, sensing and robotics, virtual reality, and computational physics, the
strategic partnership will focus on four main technology fields: digitalization to develop augmented assets and products,
new materials and processes, augmented simulation methods, and energy transition.
is a key player in research, development and innovation in the fields of
defense and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies),
technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical
sciences, and life sciences. Based at the heart of a very strong scientific,
industrial and academic environment, located in Paris and in Grenoble (France),
the Technological Research Division at CEA gives access
to over 4500 researchers and is focused on the development of new technologies
in energy, transport, healthcare, and Information and Communication
Justin Rounce, Executive Vice President
and Chief Technology Officer, stated: "This agreement demonstrates the
commitment of TechnipFMC to remaining at the leading edge of technology and
innovation and to driving change through technology. The CEA is one of the
world's leaders in development and commercialization of core technologies and
is dedicated to industrialization of those technologies through companies such
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.