John Cockerill to provide a third liquid effluent treatment installation for Framatome

November 10th 2022

Framatome, a major player in the energy sector, has renewed its confidence in the liquid effluents treatment solutions provided by John Cockerill Environment. After a first order for two treatment installations a few months ago, it is now the third new physical-chemical type station (coagulation, flocculation, decantation) that this client is ordering from John Cockerill. The new facility will treat liquid effluents from Framatome’s chemical zirconium workshop at Jarrie in France.

Like the first two installations, currently under construction, this new liquid effluent treatment facility sold by John Cockerill will enable Framatome to meet the growing demand for zirconium in a sustainable way. The three installations thus meet the highest environmental requirements and are already taking future developments in discharge regulations into consideration.

To increase and secure our client’s production capacity

With a third of the world’s zirconium production obtained through a worldwide unique process, the effluents to be treated represent several hundred thousand m³ per year. The new facility will increase and secure Framatome’s production capacity.

The zirconium and derivative products produced at the Jarrie site, are used in the nuclear sector and high-tech industries such as aeronautics, medical, optical and electronics.

As with the first contract, John Cockerill oversees the design, supply, erection and commissioning of the new treatment station. Framatome chose John Cockerill Environment for its experience in highly technical projects and its proven ability to handle schedule constraints, as well as its operational excellence and its ability to manage safety and industrial risks.
For the needs of the project, John Cockerill gathered its French specialists in water and liquid effluent treatment, John Cockerill Proserpol, and its experts in piping and metal structures, John Cockerill Services, located in Corba.

The start-up of this third installation is scheduled for the end of 2023.