Orano acquires the CERIS group to develop its activities in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:

The Orano group announces today the acquisition by Orano Projects of a majority stake in the CERIS group, which operates in the health and life sciences sectors as well as in industries subject to strong constraints.

This acquisition will enable Orano Projects to accelerate the development of complementary know-how and new locations, particularly in Nantes and Lyon where CERIS Group is already established. Orano Projects will also benefit from an expanded offer of products and services in the field of engineering, design and implementation of industrial projects in the health-pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

CERIS Group employs around fifty people in France. Orano Projects, with its 1,600 employees worldwide, will strengthen the capacity of the CERIS group to respond to the large-scale projects of its customers, whether in the design and construction phases, the provision of services or complete turnkey projects.

Specializing in engineering and consulting services, the CERIS Group is organized by business around three subsidiaries: CERIS Ingénierie, Elix and CERIS Architecture. These subsidiaries support their customers in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, hospitals and nuclear medicine, as well as for laboratories and other industries subject to severe constraints or highly controlled environments (microelectronics, cosmetics, etc..).

Guillaume Dureau, President of Orano Projects, declared “I warmly welcome our colleagues from the CERIS group with whom we are about to begin a new phase of development within Orano Projects. Thanks to this acquisition, Orano Projects acquires unique skills and know-how in engineering for health-pharmacy and We are expanding our service offer to provide our customers with even more added value, innovation and performance.

Pascal Giraudeau, CEO of the CERIS group, added “We are delighted to join a world-class group, where we can bring our particular expertise and help Orano Projects to develop in new sectors of activity.”

About the Orano group

A recognized international operator in the field of nuclear materials, Orano provides solutions to meet current and future global energy and health challenges.

Its expertise and mastery of cutting-edge technologies enable Orano to offer its customers products and services with high added value across the entire fuel cycle.

Every day, the 16,500 employees of the Orano group rely on their skills, their unwavering commitment to safety and their constant search for innovation, with the commitment to develop know-how in the transformation and control of nuclear materials. , for the climate and for health and resource-efficient world, today and tomorrow.

Orano, giving full value to nuclear energy.


About Orano Projects

A recognized expert in nuclear fuel cycle engineering, Orano Projects works for the Group’s own facilities and for external customers. Its services range from operator support engineering to global EPCM missions (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management). Orano Projects is also developing its nuclear activity outside the fuel cycle, as well as in new non-nuclear markets (health, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, defense, and other industries subject to strict requirements).

About CERIS Group

The CERIS Group is a recognized player in the fields of engineering and consulting, organized by business around three subsidiaries (CERIS Engineering, Elix and CERIS Architecture). The group operates in the healthcare and life sciences sectors as well as in highly constrained industries. Its services cover all phases of project design and implementation in the fields of construction and industrial projects.

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