London, 12 July 2011 — ONET TECHNOLOGIES has strengthened its presence in the UK further to the takeover of BRADTEC DECON TECHNOLOGIES LTD, a company specialising in decontamination procedures. ONET is France’s leader in decontamination and wanted to boost its operations in Britain, where the French-based company already has a subsidiary.
The acquisition of BRADTEC DECON TECHNOLOGIES LTD will enable ONET TECHNOLOGIES to further enlarge its portfolio of technological solutions for decontamination, a field in which ONET is France's leading operator, while underpinning ONET’s strategy for international expansion and simultaneously benefiting BRADTEC.
“Working with ONET TECHNOLOGIES will bring real added value and will underline our respective areas of technical expertise,” says David Bradbury, former Director General of BRADTEC DECON TECHNOLOGIES LTD, and newly appointed Technical Director of ONET TECHNOLOGIES.
Through its integration into ONET TECHNOLOGIES, BRADTEC will find new openings for its processes among the numerous dismantling contracts managed by ONET TECHNOLOGIES, both inside and outside France.
BRADTEC, which is based in western England, has been developing decontamination technologies in support of nuclear decommissioning for more than 20 years. In particular, the British company holds EPRI DFD and DFDX (Chemical Decontamination Process) operating licences. (The Electric Power Research Institute, or EPRI, carries out research for the electrical-power industry in the USA.)
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is a key player in the civil nuclear industry. For several years already, the group has been pursuing an international development strategy based on setting up overseas subsidiaries — in Bulgaria, Great Britain, India, Italy and Romania, among other countries — and on establishing long-term partnerships with other companies in the sector.
Dominique Mouillot, president of ONET TECHNOLOGIES, explains: "ONET TECHNOLOGIES aims to increase its overseas turnover to 30 % [of total ONET TECHNOLOGIES sales] by 2020.”
The synergy between ONET TECHNOLOGIES and BRADTEC will further boost the technological and innovative capacities of both companies, as well as providing them with a renewed and enhanced competitive advantage.
About BRADTEC DECON TECHNOLOGIES LTD
BRADTEC DECON TECHNOLOGIES LTD is headquartered in Stonehouse, in Gloucestershire (in the west of England). The specialist company was founded in 1989 by David Bradbury and George Elder, who are acknowledged internationally as leading experts in the development of technology for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.
The company has developed technologies in the following key areas.
•Chemical decontamination: Chemical decontamination is used to clean internal contaminated surfaces of equipment used in the nuclear industry. BRADTEC is a world leader in this technology — more particularly regarding the LOMI, EPRI DFD and DFDX processes, which are widely applied in nuclear facilities.
• Graphite Management: BRADTEC is recognised as a world authority on graphite management and has undertaken contracts for the EPRI international decommissioning technology programme, amongst others. BRADTEC leads the international graphite recycling research programme, as part of the CARBOWASTE project.
• Metals recycling: the company is a leader in the technology for the management (including cleaning and recycling) of radioactively contaminated metal in the nuclear industry.
Examples of work carried out for BRADTEC’s key clients include artefact testing and deploying the EPRI DFD / DFDX process; recycling activities; oil scales treatment; process development and R&D contracts; lead management; Magnox management; consultancy support; and, finally, specialist decontamination development.
BRADTEC’s key clients include AECL, Energy Solutions, EPRI, EURATOM (CARBOWASTE project), Hyder Consulting, NDA, Sellafield Ltd, Unitech, URS, and Westinghouse.
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About ONET TECHNOLOGIES
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is part of ONET group, which is headquartered in Marseille (in south-eastern France). ONET TECHNOLOGIES provides advanced solutions in the civil nuclear industry, and assists players seeking technological solutions that will contribute to the responsible development of nuclear energy.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES has been a key player in the civil nuclear industry for over 30 years. Today, ONET TECHNOLOGIES has a workforce of more than 2,300, including 600 engineers and experts, as well as nearly 1,700 technicians and specialist operators. The company’s turnover is of €225 million.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES supports its customers throughout the entire life-cycle of their nuclear facilities by offering three broad areas of expertise: firstly, regarding engineering and the maintenance of active nuclear reactors and installations; secondly, regarding dismantling, decontamination and the management of radioactive waste for installations that are no longer in service; and, thirdly, in the area of new build.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is France’s market leader in the dismantling of power reactors and the management of radioactive waste.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is also a leading manufacturing concern. Since 2001, ONET TECHNOLOGIES has sought to set up partnerships with major international players in engineering and manufacturing, the most noteworthy of which is its alliance with MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES in order to supply steam generators to international energy group EDF.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES has underpinned its international expansion through the setting-up of various subsidiaries, which include ONET TECHNOLOGIES UK, ONET TECHNOLOGIES BULGARIA, ONET TECHNOLOGIES ROMANIA, ONET TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA and, most recently, ONET TECHNOLOGIES INDIA.
ONET TECHNOLOGIES is also focused on innovations for the future, and is bringing its expertise to projects such as ITER, experimental reactors and Generation IV.
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