ONET TECHNOLOGIES continues its international development at a sustained rate in Bulgaria
ONET TECHNOLOGIES has won a new strategic contract in Bulgaria.
February 2009 saw the signature of the contract for the treatment of boric acid concentrates coming from the evaporators of the Bulgarian nuclear power station in Kozloduy. This project is now under construction. Now, ONET TECHNOLOGIES has just been entrusted with the realization of the project of « Supplying and implementing a “cut-out and decontamination facility” for the same power station.
This project was the subject of a presentation to the French Embassy in Sofia, on Tuesday 4th October, 2011 in the presence of the ambassador, Mr. Philippe Autié, the project managers from the Kozloduy NPP, Messrs. Alexander Nikolov, Valentin Ribarski and Dave Mulholland, the Managing Director of Risk Engineering, Mr. Bogomil Manchev, the Chairperson of ONET TECHNOLOGIES Mrs. Dominique Mouillot and the director of international operations of ONET TECHNOLOGIES Mr. Emmanuel Costa.
This contract, which was obtained in partnership with the Bulgarian company Risk Engineering, represents a deal of a little more than 19 million euros over 3 years, financed by the EBRD. It consists of the construction of a facility with a surface area of 2500 m2 for cutting up and decontaminating the LLW (Low Level Waste) which comes from the decommissioning operations in progress on the Kozloduy site. The facility will have to treat four tons of waste per day, by sandblasting, high pressure water jetting and chemical or electrochemical etching.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is in charge of the design, the manufacture and the implementation of the cutting and decontamination processes and the cross-disciplinary research, safety and radiation hygiene (about 25 000 hours of studies), whereas Risk Engineering will carry out the studies and the construction of the building, the ventilation and the handling systems.
This contract, which will be managed with the support of the subsidiary ONET TECHNOLOGIES Bulgaria, is at the crossroads of ONET TECHNOLOGIES’ two fields of expertise – decommissioning and new constructions. “It confirms ONET TECHNOLOGIES’ leading position in decommissioning and the treatment of waste in France and abroad” declared Dominique Mouillot, the Chairman of ONET TECHNOLOGIES.
In the light of European regulations, ONET TECHNOLOGIES is remarkably well-placed to seize the opportunities which should come up in terms of decommissioning in the countries of Eastern Europe. Other tenders of this type, for which ONET TECHNOLOGIES has bid, are already in progress, in Slovakia, for example.
The international market constitutes a strategic development axis for ONET TECHNOLOGIES, which already realizes 15 % of its turnover outside France.
With a turnover of 225 Million euros and a workforce of 2400 employees including more than 600 engineers, ONET TECHNOLOGIES is the service and engineering company for the nuclear power industry in France and abroad.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is the leader on the market for the decommissioning of nuclear installations, as well as for the treatment of radioactive waste. It is a recognized actor in the maintenance of power reactors. ONET TECHNOLOGIES is a front-runner among the big nuclear component manufacturers in partnership with the Japanese MITSUBISHI HEAVY INSUSTRIES.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is maintaining its development abroad by the creation of the subsidiaries ONET TECHNOLOGIES UK, ONET TECHNOLOGIES BULGARIA, ONET TECHNOLOGIES ROMANIA, ONET TECHNOLOGIES INDIA, ONET TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA.
Constantly turned towards the future and innovation, ONET TECHNOLOGIES is participating in projects such as ITER, generation IV reactors (ASTRID project in collaboration with the Atomic Energy Commission) and is investing in R&D programmes.
About the ONET Group
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is one of the 4 brands of the ONET Group, a service provider since 1860.
By maintaining its family-owned character, ONET has become a Services Group (1.37 billion euros in 2010) with an international span that brings together nearly 400 agencies.
Its development has been established on the values of listening, respect and daring, which are shared by the 57 000 employees who carry out every day “a whole world of services”.