France’s Orano announced it had won several contracts with EDF for a total of €150 million worth of business on the French nuclear fleet.

These contracts are part of a multi-year call for tenders for the provision of nuclear electricity production support services. They will be spread out over a period until 2025, with an option of extension for two further years.

Orano will provide reactor operation support services for the nuclear plants at Chinon and Belleville-sur-Loire, in conjunction with its partners Samsic and OMS. The group will carry out the installation and removal of scaffolding and thermal insulation at the Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear plant in partnership with ARIS. In 2021, the Orano teams will also performing site support activities for the Saint-Alban NPP in conjunction with Samsic.

Operational support for nuclear units covers a broad range of services, from the performance of radiation protection inspection to the transportation of packages, whilst also involving responsibility for tooling warehouses, as well as waste collection and management. Annually, these worksites will mobilise nearly 600 employees of Orano DS, the Orano group responsible for providing services to nuclear sites in operation or undergoing dismantling, on the four sites.