The very considerable investment in renewing its facilities has enabled Orano Tricastin to consolidate the nuclear safety of its operations. Both the new conversion and enrichment plants and the new industrial workshops meet the most demanding standards, enabling Orano to strengthen the security of supply to its customers.
The Orano Tricastin site has specialized equipment and human operational capability, including over 500 people trained in nuclear and operational safety. Orano Tricastin also relies on a dedicated team of 140 staff working in nuclear safety, protection and intervention. They are all trained in techniques to prevent and counter fire, chemical and radiological risks, in the protection of people and in the physical protection of the site.
The crisis-management building (in line with the post-Fukushima requirements) has been operational since September 2016. It allows the teams to manage a crisis entirely autonomously, irrespective of its size or gravity. The premises are equipped with special ventilation and an independent power supply, in case the main grid fails.