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Orano Signs Partnership With Fret SNCF to Develop Its Carbon-free Transport in France and Europe

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PARIS, December 02, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

On the occasion of the WNE (World Nuclear Exhibition), and following the acquisition announced on November 2, 2021 of the company, Société de Transports Spéciaux Industriels (STSI), by Orano Nuclear Packages and Services (Orano NPS), a strategic partnership has been signed between Fret SNCF, STSI and Orano NPS to promote the development of rail transport of Orano nuclear materials in Europe.

For Orano, the objective of this partnership is to decarbonize group transport by developing the rail mode and to boosting its international transport by relying on the rail equipment and operational bases of the three companies in Europe.

Compared to road transportation, rail transport significantly reduces energy consumption as well as the emission of harmful particles and CO2.1

This partnership will enable Orano to diversify and develop its exceptional, indivisible mass, and exceptional packages transport activities for its European customers by relying on the complementarity of the expertise and logistics resources of the three companies (Orano NPS, STSI and Fret SNCF).

Philippe Knoche, Orano group CEO, declared, "This partnership with Fret SNCF is part of our strategy of diversifying the transport modes provided by the group which is in line with our ambition to reduce the carbon footprint of our industrial and logistics activities."
For Frédéric Delorme, Rail Logistics Europe2 President, "This partnership underscores the strengths of long-distance rail freight for the development of the French and international nuclear industry. Fret SNCF is able to meet very specific needs in this particularly demanding field in terms of safety, quality and reliability of its logistics. We have shown that rail freight is a strong link in today's low-carbon industrial logistics and in that of tomorrow."

À propos d’Orano
Opérateur international reconnu dans le domaine des matières nucléaires, Orano apporte des solutions aux défis actuels et futurs, dans l’énergie et la santé.
Son expertise ainsi que sa maîtrise des technologies de pointe permettent à Orano de proposer à ses clients des produits et services à forte valeur ajoutée sur l’ensemble du cycle du combustible.
Grâce à leurs compétences, leur exigence en matière de sûreté et de sécurité et leur recherche constante d’innovation, l’ensemble des 16 500 collaborateurs du groupe s'engage pour développer des savoir-faire de transformation et de maîtrise des matières nucléaires, pour le climat, pour la santé et pour un monde économe en ressources, aujourd’hui et demain.

À propos d’Orano NPS
Avec plus de 60 ans d’expérience, Orano NPS, filiale du groupe Orano, fournit des solutions logistiques globales pour ses clients dans le monde entier, depuis la conception des emballages, leur agrément, jusqu’au transport des matières nucléaires. Orano NPS opère plus de 5000 transports dans le monde en satisfaisant aux plus hautes exigences de sûreté françaises et internationales.

À propos de STSI
Crée en 1944, STSI est un acteur de référence pour les colis exceptionnels, et spécialiste du transport à particularités (nucléaires, explosifs et munitions).

1 One ton of goods transported by train with Fret SNCF consumes 6 times less energy, emits 8 times fewer harmful particles, and emits 14 times less CO2 than by road.

2 Rail Logistics Europe is SNCF pole dedicated to freight transport and rail logistics, No. 1 in France and No. 2 in Europe.

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