• Press release
  • Civil engineering
  • France

VINCI Construction wins the civil engineering contract for the extension of the Georges Besse II Nord uranium enrichment plant (France)

  • An opportunity to showcase VINCI Construction’s civil nuclear expertise
  • A contract worth tens of millions of euros
  • Over 170 direct jobs at the height of construction

Orano has awarded the consortium made up of Dodin Campenon Bernard (lead company) and Campenon Bernard Centre-Est – two VINCI Construction subsidiaries – the civil engineering and structural work package for the extension of the Georges Besse II Nord uranium enrichment plant at the Tricastin nuclear site in the Drôme department (France).

The contract, worth tens of millions of euros, covers the construction of two new units, which will supplement the three units built by VINCI Construction around a decade ago.

The work, which will provide employment to over 170 people at the height of construction, is expected to start in summer 2024 and take 32 months – including 25 months of civil engineering work involving the use of 35,000 m3 of concrete, 4,500 t of reinforcements and 500 seismic isolators.

This project will help the facility increase its annual enriched uranium production capacity by almost 30% and meet its clients’ needs.

VINCI Construction’s subsidiaries, competent to carry out work at nuclear sites, regularly operate worksites involving engineering, civil engineering, buildings, roads and utilities, and maintenance at the main nuclear sites in France.