Tractebel and Altrad Endel have signed a 10-year cooperation agreement to assist EDF to carry out its long-term operation programme and accompanying export development on behalf of various operators. The agreement renews and reinforces an existing partnership.

As part of the long-term operation programme of the French nuclear fleet (grand carénage), Tractebel and Altrad Endel are already supporting EDF to replace components of the primary loop sensitive to thermal ageing. The companies have extended their cooperation to better assist EDF with the major challenges of the fleet’s lifetime extension. They intend to use the experience acquired in France to provide services abroad in the fields of civil engineering, mechanics, project management and construction for nuclear and energy projects.

Tractebel has over 60 years of nuclear engineering experience in Europe and worldwide throughout the entire life cycle of nuclear installations, from design to decommissioning, as well as in industrial and medical applications. Altrad Endel has experience in industrial maintenance and related services and offers integrated solutions across the energy and industrial services chain, as well as the management of complex industrial projects.

Yannick Aparicio, Head of Business Stream Existing Asset France at Tractebel said: “We are now glad to strengthen our collaboration to help ensure the safety and continuity of the French nuclear fleet for the coming years and provide invaluable engineering and consultancy services to nuclear and energy stakeholders worldwide. skills of our experts in different fields.”

Altrad Endel Deputy Director Maxence Marcelot said the new agreement “naturally falls within the continuity of a strong and successful partnership, which is based on the complementarity of our ‘metiers’, our expertise, and the recognised technical skills of our respective employees. The synergies we implement meet the demands of our clients and will therefore continue to strengthen over time throughout the challenges we will jointly take up.”

Image: Signing of the cooperation contract (from left to right): Yannick Aparicio, Director Business Stream Installed Base France, Tractebel; Denis Dumont, Chief Global Nuclear Officer, Tractebel; Stéphane Broquet, Deputy Director of Energy and Industry Altrad Endel; Madany Lias, CEO, Altrad Endel