Groupe Gorgé announces today the signature of a major contract for the two EPR TM nuclear reactors currently under construction at the Hinkley Point C site located in Somerset, South West England.
Drawing on its EPR TM experience at Flamanville in France, Olkiluoto in Finland and Taishan in China, the N uclear Protection business of the Protection of High Risk Installation division of Groupe Gorgé has been awarded by EDF Energy (Nuclear New Build) a first award of approximately €20 million, the second most important order in Groupe Gorgé’s nuclear history.
This contract will start to generate significant revenues starting 2018. The scope of this contract includes the design, manufacturing and installation of over 200 biological and neutronic special doors to protect the sensitive areas surrounding the two British EPR TM reactors. These doors comply with demanding and combined technical requirements in term of fire proofing, seismic constraints, water tightness and durability in addition to their primary characteristics of gamma rays and neutrons protection.
The Protection of High Risk Installation division of Groupe Gorgé is a leading global manufacturer of these highly technological doors, dedicated to third generation nuclear reactors, which can reach up to 20 tons in weight and close to 1 meter in thickness. Baumert has already delivered the neutronic doors of Flamanville, Taishan I and Taishan II EPR TM.