Context and challenges
Our client, a major player in the nuclear industry, currently operates two industrial sites that enable the conversion of natural uranium into uranium hexafluoride UF6.
This UF6 component is used to obtain enriched uranium. The client manages projects which involve the renovation of industrial facilities located within the Malvési and Pierrelatte sites. This project aims to maintain facility operations and increase the production capacity.
Our client wanted to use new processes to modernise its facilities, taking into account new environmental and regulatory constraints. To achieve this, the client built new workshops, relying on its experience acquired operating already existing facilities.
Assystem was called upon to provide assistance in the start-up of these new facilities, to supervise their construction, and support tests and commissioning support phases.