Eiffage Génie Civil's Nuclear and Industrial Division has considerable experience in thermal and nuclear power stations and also in the chemical and petrochemical sectors.
This undisputed nuclear specialist originated in the 1920s with EGI (Entreprise Générale Industrielle), French market leader in design and build high-rise structures such as chimneys, air coolers and silos. The division has since been involved in constructing a large number of air coolers in French nuclear power stations.
The division now contributes its expertise to the new construction, maintenance and dismantling of high-rise structures, conventional industrial infrastructure (thermal power stations, cement works, agribusiness infrastructure, oil services etc.) and nuclear structures (power stations, fuel cycles, research and test facilities).
Our specific professional certifications guarantee safe, fast operating procedures.
Our experience dates back to the first half of the 20th century.
We have major engineering resources at our disposal.
The Nuclear and Industrial Division offers appropriate solutions for major industrial and energy projects, including in situ tests (destructive or otherwise) repairs, structural reinforcement against earthquake risk and environmental audits. With our constant technology monitoring, we can adapt our methods to obtain the best possible diagnostic.
Eiffage Génie Civil's Nuclear and Industrial Division upholds the highest QHSE standards in order to protect our workforce and the environment, and ensure optimum customer satisfaction. Our capabilities in the field of social and environmental responsibility are certified as follows:
We also hold the EDF UTO (Operational Technical Unit) standard, certifying our ability to comply with the requirements of a nuclear environment. Eiffage Génie Civil's Nuclear and Industrial Division has a proactive staff training and risk awareness approach. We implement groundbreaking safety solutions including non-slip mats, anti-vibration robotics technology, magnetic cutting and sampling tools with low noise and vibration levels and an ultra-light modular formwork system.
Our project teams carry out new building work, silo maintenance and chimney and air cooler construction on a daily basis, in electrical power plants and industrial environments. Our in-house experts have developed access and lifting solutions such as aerial platforms, manlifts, winches and elevators for very tall buildings and engineering structures.
The division has its own resources and qualified staff for the diagnosis and assessment of existing structures, recommendations and studies for effective repairs solutions, and where special problems exist - corrosion, cracks, carbonation, internal sulphate reaction (ISR) - reinforcement with carbon, BSI®, additional prestressed concrete etc. We are also able to supervise work in remote areas with our personnel trained in rope access.
The division is a recognized expert in radioactive environments. Our permanent team in operation at Cattenom nuclear power station has extensive experience in specialist works including opening hoppers, coring, sampling and sawing, and operations in an ionizing environment. Other teams are involved in ongoing projects in north-east France and in all our nuclear power stations as part of specific multi-site operations. Our technical recommendations confirm that we have integrated the ALARA concept (principles for reducing radiation exposure).
As an experienced builder, we contribute our extensive know-how to clients wishing to demolish their facilities in compliance with environmental and safety standards. Our technical skills and in-depth structural knowledge enable us to offer the safest, fastest and most suitable operational procedure for each project. With the support of an integrated design and engineering department boasting powerful calculation resources and leading- edge design tools, the Nuclear and Industrial Division is able to position at the forefront of the market.
We built an experimental model of a reactor containment building on a 1/3 scale for EDF R&D
The Nuclear and Industrial Division was appointed by EDF to build a double-walled reactor containment structure model on a 1/3 scale. This structure will enable us to study aging behaviour in the French nuclear sector's containment buildings.
The Nuclear and Industrial Division is in charge of multi-site changes for EDF (building gas plants, reinforcing pillboxes, post-Fukushima road and network maintenance etc.). To meet the demands of these complex and essential projects, we have set up a specific organization comprising a project unit on the Eiffage Campus in Vélizy-Villacoublay and a number of operational teams.
This ground-breaking gravity base foundation for offshore wind turbines patented by Norwegian designer Seatower was built of prestressed concrete in Le Havre. The steel met mast on top was constructed by Eiffage Métal's Belgian subsidiary Smulders.
Gardanne is France's highest chimney. We replaced the internal lining to a height of 100 m, with core aeration, in only 10 weeks.
This 5th installment of Blénod lès Pont à Mousson thermal power plant will emit no sulphur dioxide (SO2) and very little nitrous oxide (NOX) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The plant is equipped with a combustion turbine, steam turbine, a boiler and transformers.
Example of a new 60 m chimney in an electric power plant in Italy, for Ansaldo.