Endel, a subsidiary of French energy company Engie, has agreed to acquire SRA SAVAC, the nuclear maintenance business from Suez.
Engie stated that after the acquisition, SRA SAVAC will be renamed to ENDEL SRA. The acquisition is expected to supplement ENDEL’s specialized and high added-value services for complex environments such as the nuclear sector.
The purchase will enable Endel to further extend its territorial presence in the country and open up new prospects internationally.
Suez’s nuclear maintenance business has been offering a complete portfolio of services ranging from primary and secondary circuits of nuclear power plants for the past 35 years. These services include jetting and inspection of steam generators, conducting televisual inspections and extractions of foreign matters, facility cleaning and decontaminating pressurisers.
Endel SRA Director Jean-Paul Mandier said: “We are delighted that Suez’s nuclear activity is joining Endel with which we have worked for more than 20 years.
“In addition to the French nuclear park, we have previously worked successfully with ENGIE subsidiaries such as TECNUBEL, that will continue to contribute to our national and international development by consolidating our strong synergies.”
Based in Vaulx-en-Velin (Rhône-Alpes), Suez’s nuclear business is supported by a work force of 180 people. The business has reached a turnover of €28m in 2017 of which €4m were generated abroad.
Engie claims that by acquiring Suez’s nuclear activity, Endel will be able to supplement the services it offers for major components in power plants (tanks, steam generators and pressurisers) and will extend its regional coverage and can open up new prospects internationally.
Endel managing director Émeric Burin des Roziers said: “This acquisition is a real opportunity for both our companies. With this new subsidiary, the complementary nature of our expertise will provide our clients with an even more complete range of maintenance services for the nuclear and industrial sectors.”