Following the agreement of the Declaration of Intent between the French and United Kingdom governments signed on 18 January 2018, high-level discussions have taken place between Orano and the NDA to develop a common Roadmap of Collaboration as liabilities owners.
The purpose of this Roadmap is to establish how Orano and NDA will work together to identify projects they can share expertise and reduce the cost of decommissioning the civil nuclear legacy in the UK and France.
Combining a similar long nuclear history with facilities facing common technical challenges such as dismantling of nuclear facilities, management of legacy waste and final estate definition, Orano and the NDA will work on these technological issues to constitute a basis for common developments between the two organisations. Addressing these issues in a timely and economically efficient manner is a key goal of the present collaboration.
David Peattie, NDA CEO, said “The UK and France have unrivalled expertise in the nuclear sector. This Roadmap set the direction towards a brighter future for us to work together with Orano, as we progress our decommissioning missions in the UK and France.”
Guillaume Dureau, Orano SEVP, Customers, Strategy, Innovation and R&D, declared “Further discussions regarding our previous experiences, we are convinced that this decommissioning collaboration will be fruitful. We have a strong common interest by sharing our lessons learned and defining the best value.”