NIRAS/ONDRAF awards framework contract to Sweco-led consortium


NIRAS/ONDRAF awards framework contract to Sweco-led consortium

8 February 2021
NIRAS/ONDRAF, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, has selected the consortium 'Sweco Belgium - Jacobs - Orano Projets - Arteum Architects’ for a new framework contract covering new treatment and storage facilities.

The consortium will be responsible for feasibility studies, all design phases, as well as project and construction supervision and support on several major projects to build new waste storage buildings and a water treatment plant at the NIRAS/ONDRAF site in the municipality of Dessel and Mol, in Belgium. The framework is estimated by NIRAS/ONDRAF to be worth €31.68 million to all participants.

Sweco and Arteum Architects are already carrying out a number of high-end assignments for NIRAS/ONDRAF: the multidisciplinary design and site monitoring of the buildings 165x, 167x and 151E; and the site monitoring and site supervision during the execution of the surface storage of category A radioactive waste (cAt project) at the NIRAS/ONDRAF site in Dessel.

Jacobs brings extensive decommissioning and waste management experience from major nuclear sites in the USA, France and the UK, where it is the engineering design partner for Sellafield Ltd.

Orano Projets offers 40 years of operating experience in the design, engineering and construction of complex projects and in support of the operation of major nuclear sites in France, USA, Japan, UK.

Photo: extension of storage building © NIRAS/ONDRAF
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About Sweco
Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 17,500 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 20.6 billion (EUR 1.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

About Jacobs
At Jacobs (NYSE:J), we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent
force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

About Orano
Orano processes nuclear materials, allowing them to contribute to the development of society in the energy and medical radiological research fields. The Group offers high value-added products and services for the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from raw materials to waste processing. Its activities, ranging from mining to decommissioning and including conversion, enrichment, recycling, logistics and engineering, contribute to the production of low-carbon electricity. Orano and its 16,000 employees place their expertise, their continuous search for innovation, their mastery of advanced technologies and their absolute requirement for safety and security at the service of their customers in France and internationally.

About Arteum Architects
Arteum Architects is capable of being responsible for a complete building project: from urban constructional permit through to architecture from 3D surroundings (Revit / BIM). This is always done in an integrated way and is coordinated with the various engineering disciplines from our engineering firm. The major advantage of this approach is that during the entire construction process, the customer is able to count on permanent and reliable discussion partners.