Hatch and Tractebel join forces to support nuclear developments in North America and Europe

August 30, 2023
Hatch and Tractebel join forces to support nuclear developments in North America and Europe
From left to right: Anicet Touré, Head of Strategy, Nuclear (Tractebel), Dan Kell, Senior Director – Power Transmission & Integration (Hatch), Philippe Van Troeye, CEO (Tractebel), Jim Sarvinis, Managing Director – Power (Hatch), Denis Dumont, Chief Global Nuclear Officer (Tractebel), Adel Muna, Director of Power – Europe (Hatch), Arnaud Rahier, Chief Operating Officer, Canada (Tractebel), Alain Masuy, Advisory Lead, Europe (Hatch)

Toronto, Canada — Hatch and Tractebel have signed a cooperation agreement to deliver professional services to advance the use of nuclear in the transition to a net zero economy. The collaboration of these two complementary companies aims to support the industrial and energy sector with the deployment of small and large nuclear technologies in North America and Europe. 


Tractebel has over 60 years of nuclear engineering experience in Europe and now globally throughout the entire life cycle of nuclear installations, from design to decommissioning, as well as in industrial applications. The company also acts as the Responsible Designer for the Belgian nuclear fleet.


Hatch, with 100 years of experience in renewable power and 65 offices on six continents, is a global engineering, project management, and professional services firm focused primarily in the energy, mining and metals, and infrastructure sectors. We are deeply engaged in the energy transformation from the production of green fuels to the generation of solar, wind, hydropower coupled with energy storage systems, and transportation via pipelines or HVDC transmission lines, as well as supporting transformation solutions with deep carbon capture capabilities. We offer engineering, consulting, and technology and equipment design, including first-of-a-kind development in the nuclear sector and cover the entire life cycle of nuclear installations from mining, fuel development, new build, operation, decommissioning, and waste management.


Tractebel has been for several years a frontrunner in the deployment of small modular reactors (SMR). Hatch has been at the forefront of SMR development for both utilities and industrial clients for the past decade. By pooling their talents, the two companies provide invaluable expertise in the field of nuclear engineering and consultancy for nuclear projects. This will ensure continuity in the expert teams that will work on nuclear new build projects in North America and Europe, which was identified as a key success factor by nuclear technology developers. 


“Hatch and Tractebel’s cooperation will be crucial to the construction of new nuclear assets. We are honored to cooperate with Hatch, a company that has strong roots in the North American industrial market and experience in the nuclear sector. Tractebel will bring its international nuclear new build and design authority experience to the alliance. We believe that by summoning up our strengths, we can build bridges between the North American and European energy ecosystems,” says Denis Dumont, chief global nuclear officer, Tractebel. 


“We are proud to collaborate with Tractebel, which has cutting-edge expertise in nuclear engineering and a thorough knowledge of the European nuclear and industrial market. We will bring our strong nuclear systems, equipment design and waste management  experience as well as our deep knowledge of the industries that are likely to implement SMR to the collaboration. We believe that nuclear will be instrumental in the energy transformation and in achieving our global net zero goals, including the decarbonization of heavy industries,” says Amar Jolly, Global Director Nuclear, Hatch. 


Learn more about how Hatch is responding to the energy transformation and their recent expansion into the European market

Hatch and Tractebel in Mississauga.
Hatch and Tractebel cooperation agreement signing.


For more information, please contact: 
Lindsay Janca 
Global Director, Public Relations 
Tel: +1 905 403 4199 
Email: media@hatch.com 


Daphné Charleton 
Communications Manager, Business Area Global Nuclear
Tel: + 32 498 72 28 41 
Email: daphne.charleton@tractebel-engie.com


About Hatch


Hatch is a global engineering, project management, and professional services firm. Whatever our clients envision, our professionals can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the energy, infrastructure, and mining sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and innovative. We rely upon our 10,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Find out more on www.hatch.com


About Tractebel

Tractebel is a global engineering company delivering game-changing solutions for a carbon-neutral future. Insights gathered during our more than 150 years of experience in energy, water, infrastructures, and nuclear projects combined with local expertise allow us to tackle complex future-oriented projects. By connecting strategy, design, engineering and project management, our community of 4,800 imaginative experts helps companies and public authorities create positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive. With offices in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North and Latin America, the company registered a turnover of 518 million Euros in 2022. Tractebel is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.