Carillion and Eiffage sign nuclear collaboration agreement

carillion 150Support services and construction company Carillion has signed a major Collaboration Agreement with French company Eiffage to deliver new nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom.

Carillion and Eiffage will work together to deliver a new fleet of Pressurised Water Reactors to replace the existing fleet of reactors.

Carillion and Eiffage have worked together previously to deliver projects including the Channel Tunnel and Copenhagen Metro.

Adam Green, Managing Director of Carillion Infrastructure said: “Our complimentary skills, capability and experience makes Carillion Eiffage ideally placed to support clients with their new build programmes. We share a common approach that builds long-term relationships with our customers”.

Jean Guenard, President of Eiffage TP said: “We are at the beginning of what we hope is a long and exciting journey for both organisations.”

Carillion is the UK’s leading support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. The Group has annual revenue of over £5 billion, employs around 50,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East, Canada and the Caribbean.

Eiffage is one of Europe’s leading construction and concessions groups formed in 1992 through the amalgamation of several companies: Fougerolle (founded 1844), Quillery (founded 1863), Beugnet (founded 1871) and La Societe Auxiliaire d’ Enterprises Electriques et de Travaux Publics (founded in 1924), main suppliers to the French nuclear programme.

Recent projects by Eiffage include the Millau Viaduct and the LGV Perpignan-Figueras high-speed railway line due to open in 2009.