Babcock to assist EDF nuclear decommissioning programme in France

12 March 2012 (Last Updated March 12th, 2012 18:30)

UK-based engineering support services company, Babcock International will assist with the nuclear decommissioning programme in France, through its recently established registered office in Lyon.

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UK-based engineering support services company, Babcock International will assist with the nuclear decommissioning programme in France, through its recently established registered office in Lyon.

Babcock is working with EDF's nuclear decommissioning and environmental division, Centre d'Ingénierie de Déconstruction et Environement (CIDEN) to carry out the project.

Babcock managing director nuclear Roger Hardy said the company has significant and extremely valuable expertise in these fields to aid EDF in meeting its objectives.

"As a result of the performance of our high calibre staff we have established a strong reputation for nuclear decommissioning and waste management expertise and are trusted by the customer to deliver. Our Lyon office and our customer relationships provide a solid foundation for growth in France," said Hardy.

Babcock was previously engaged with EDF to deliver a design study for the dismantling of the gas cooled graphite reactor at Bugey.

It is also now responsible for delivering similar projects for two other gas cooled reactors at Chinon and St Laurent.

Image: Dismantling and decontamination of nuclear power plants in France will be carried out by UK-based Babcock.