Refocused on nuclear materials development and waste management, Orano’s activities encompass mining, conversion, enrichment, used fuel recycling, nuclear logistics, dismantling and engineering. Orano’s unique and internationally-recognised expertise in the nuclear fuel cycle enables it to offer clients efficient products and services that are adapted to their needs, right across the cycle.
With over 45 years’ experience in waste management and recycling of used nuclear fuels, 15 years in decommissioning, dismantling and legacy waste retrieval, and a unique owner: operator experience, Orano has a proven track record in efficient and safe management of both the operation and decommissioning of its own facilities. In the UK, Orano offers local, UK teams delivering specialised technical consultancy, and engineering expertise, along with active business development and sensitivity towards the importance of invested stakeholder relations.
Playing an active role in Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster, Orano has strengthened its focus on West Cumbria to support the UK’s key decommissioning and waste management clients. With some members of the team having over 30 years’ experience in the UK nuclear industry, Orano is able to approach projects with a historically astute and relevant perspective on the challenges faced in the sector today. This is supported by recognised expertise and technically ability in a wide spectrum of technical services, such as decommissioning engineering, nuclear safety cases, shielding and dose assessment, human factors, nuclear fire safety and waste management and decommissioning.
Drawing from its global experience and resource pool, Orano has an-depth knowledge of clean-up planning and operations in all types of nuclear facilities and projects, a culture of problem solving using innovation that ensures that lessons learned from experience (LFE) are built back into approach and designs, supported by the use of specialist decommissioning engineering software (LEOPARD). With extensive project management experience and a commitment to client satisfaction, Orano prides itself on its ability to successfully manage interfaces between facility operators and decommissioning project teams to deliver fit-for-purpose and efficient solutions.
Technical consulting and engineering in the UK
Orano’s UK consulting business enters its 40th year of operation in 2017, with industry recognised experts in a range of specialist technical services. With core skills in waste management and decommissioning and nuclear safety cases, Orano also offers expert services in human factors, shielding and dose assessment, waste management and decommissioning, radioactive materials transport, site licensing and de-licensing, radiological protection, nuclear fire safety, nuclear and radiological hazard assessment and specialist technical training.
Orano’s UK engineering team has also been embedded in the North West since 2015, working with major waste management and decommissioning clients on some of the UK’s most complex engineering projects. With several highly experienced and expert members of the team, Orano’s engineering capability draws on both a wealth of UK specific and European nuclear industry experience.