50 years of experience in the nuclear sector
Guaranteed implementation of solutions on time, with a high level of quality requirements to ensure the production and availability of low-carbon energy.
Nuclear energy is an important source of carbon-free energy capable of meeting the world’s growing energy needs and environmental challenges.
If the industry is to be recognized, we need to guarantee the highest possible level of safety for nuclear facilities, extend the lifespan of our nuclear power plants and manage waste.
Thanks to our historical experience and our focus on nuclear safety, we are able to support the players in the nuclear sector.
A continuous, proven, long-term and reliable solution for the nuclear industry
NUCLEAR NEW BUILD
Gas or liquid fluid networks
Expertise in complex project management and historical experience in the nuclear industry
Since 1972, we have been supporting the key players in the nuclear industry throughout the industrial life cycle of their facilities. Our historical experience in the nuclear sector, our multiple technical and project management skills are based on a total knowledge of nuclear specificities and regulations and on long-term relationships with our client-partners.
A nuclear safety culture based on historical references and a mastery of the demanding requirements of the nuclear industry.
Our experts in the nuclear market coordinate our specific skills related to this sensitive sector and all our expertise as a designer-builder. They master the rules and codes of design and construction (RCCM).
A strong culture of safety, security (ISO 19443 certified)1 and “Safety first” protection of people and installations, as well as confidentiality rules specific to the sector, characterize us and are managed by our “Nuclear Compliance” unit. Our Boccard Management System is the guarantor and guides all our actions.
OUR PERFORMANCES & FABRICATIONS
From design activities to maintenance
• Fluid lots
• Balance of nuclear island (BNI)
• Balance of plant (BOP)
• Sampling lots
• Emergency diesel
Manufacturing & Modularization
• Piping and supports
• Tanks and reservoirs
• Special machines
Studies & Design
• Fluid process studies
• E&I expertise
• General design plan
• Special machines
• Construction & Maintenance
• Special welds • 3D laser scanning
• Modifications and maintenance on sites in operation
Piping and supports
• Pipe sections and supports
Classified and unclassified tanks and vessels
• Design and fabrication of tanks
• Dedicated boiler making
• Engineering, procurement
• Fabrication, installation and testing
• Dedicated machines for use in hostile and irradiated environments
We support you throughout the life cycle of your installations
Whether directly on site or remotely, we ensure that your installations are maintained at their best performance in complete safety.
Qualifications and certifications for an ultra-sensitive sector
Thanks to their historical expertise and the implementation of a proactive training policy dedicated to the nuclear industry, our teams have mastered the regulatory and documentary requirements (INB and ESPN decrees) that guarantee safety from design to commissioning, as well as maintenance services.
Our expertise is recognized by several customer qualifications such as UTO for EDF or CAEAR for CEA.
We qualify equipment according to the operating stresses in nuclear installations to which it will be subjected throughout its service life, in particular under thermal and radiological ageing, with or without earthquake, with or without immersion, etc.
We have been ISO 19443 certified since 2023, with the aim of ISO 19443 certification by April 2022 for all Boccard’s nuclear activities. These include 2C2I, Boccard Energy Solutions for new build activities, BCM filiaire nucléaire for CNPE and Grand Carénage maintenance activities, and BPV, given that Boccard is one of EDF’s 50 priority tier 1 companies. We meet today’s most stringent safety requirements.
For the ESPN, Boccard is the manufacturer of 4 nuclear circuits for the RJH project: RPK, MDG, REN and REH.
For the Nuclear market
Boccard is in charge of the EPC Fluids lot: design, studies, implementation and start-up of the fluid systems.
Manufacturing of piping modules for the cryogenic lines of the Large Hadron Collider of the European Council for Nuclear Research in Switzerland
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a 27 km ring, buried to a depth of 100 meters, near the French-Swiss border in Geneva. It is the most powerful particle accelerateur in the world.
NUCLEAR Our teams of specialists in the nuclear sector have been commissioned to design and build the piping for the nuclear island outside the steam