Leave the handling and transport of your radioactive material to the specialists at EQUANS. You can rely on our advanced solutions and expertise for the operation, the post-operational phase and the decommissioning of your nuclear installations.
Using the most modern decontamination techniques (e.g. sand blasting, laser, chemical, electromechanical, ultrasonic, steam), we effectively reduce the spread of radioactive contamination, both during operation as well as decommissioning, at your site or in our Class II facility.
Call on our expertise in the field of dismantling, cutting and demolition techniques for your small and large dismantling projects. Remote-controlled robots also allow our experts to access hard-to-reach or highly radioactive areas.
Using calibrated radiological measurements, we expertly divide up your material. This enables us to categorise as many components as possible in a lower category so that you end up with less radioactive waste, which we then transport to the competent authorities for processing and storage.
EQUANS has a wide range of packaging options (eight proprietary licences) for transporting radioactive sources, materials and waste, e.g. uranium, plutonium, fuel rods, resins etc., from hospitals, laboratories, industry, nuclear power plants and reprocessing facilities.
We have the specialised equipment needed, e.g. specific hoisting equipment, transport frames, measuring devices etc., to make transport efficient and safe. Or we can develop a system tailored to your needs. For example, we have a remote-controlled hoisting system used to load and unload drums of radioactive material autonomously, without exposing employees to radiation for long periods of time.
In addition, you can also call on us for the complete organisation of the worldwide transport via road, rail, water or air of your radioactive material, including all necessary administration (permits, insurance, customs formalities).
EQUANS also provides operational support for your nuclear facilities which is linked to our other logistics activities: loading and unloading of radioactive material, maintenance and repair of nuclear packaging, training for your employees, radiation protection…
On top of that, you can contact us for technical services and maintenance in nuclear environments, e.g. SG, pumps and motors on primary and secondary circuits, waste management units… Operational excellence is our guiding principle here.
You can also rely on us for your documentation and procedures, e.g. safety files, ALARA dossiers… Using our expertise, we are happy to help you analyse and improve your operational procedures and logistics processes.
EQUANS has acquired solid experience in the transport of nuclear fuel into and out of European nuclear reactors. We use adapted packaging and equipment to load and unload these fuel rods. We train all relevant employees and do the necessary preliminary tests to ensure the entire process runs safely and smoothly.
What’s more, we will gladly brainstorm with you to find solutions to all your nuclear challenges. EQUANS combines its expertise and resources to realise special, custom projects. A team of 50 engineers develops the project conceptualisation.