CMI and INNOVEOX work on expanding their waste lines


Report – Steve Nichols


CMI Services (Stand 2B-34) and INNOVEOX have signed a partnership deal at the show to help them jointly respond to new tenders in France, Belgium and further afield.

Their partnership was actually formed some weeks ago and has already led to the companies’ first commercial success with a major player in the nuclear energy field.

Thanks to their complementary nature, Innoveox and CMI Services are able to offer a comprehensive service to nuclear operators, both for nuclear facilities that are in service and for their decommissioning and dismantling.

CMI has operations in more that 17 countries and its partnership with Innoveox, with its Syneox (Stand 2B – S39) subsidiary specializing in industrial robotics, automated inerting processes via ceramics, and liquid waste treatment, should lead to a more rapid deployment of technologies in new markets and geographies.

Franck Pasqualini, director general of CMI Services, said: “By bringing together the accumulated experience of CMI in providing services to the nuclear sector, and the technological solutions developed by Innoveox, we are able to supply turnkey solutions to nuclear operators.

“We are able to immediately offer innovative solutions to the market within the complex and demanding domain of waste management and dismantling”.

Jean-Christophe Lépine, chairman and managing director of Innoveox, added: “This is an important step in bringing a more industrial and commercial dimension in the nuclear domain to our group”.

In the photograph is Syneox’s SX1 robot. This is a new concept for a tool that can be used in nuclear power plants to complete remote 3D scanning and radiation measurements.

These operations have traditionally been performed by technicians who, for health reasons, have to limit their exposure to radiation and can, therefore, measure only changes in radiation levels sporadically.