EnergySolutions buys Cabrera; eyes work in Asia

March 21, 2024, 7:01AMNuclear News

Utah-based waste management company EnergySolutions is expanding its operations in the United States and Asia, announcing last week that it had acquired Cabrera Services, a U.S. provider of environmental and radiological remediation services. It also signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service to provide services to the Asian nuclear market.

Cabrera acquisition: With offices in Buffalo, N.Y., Sacramento, Calif., and Hartford, Conn., Cabrera provides services to commercial and federal clients and has been a prominent contractor in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program markets.

With the acquisition, EnergySolutions said Cabrera will be fully integrated into the company’s federal program.

“This acquisition strengthens our capabilities for federal project execution and remediation, brings a legacy of great client relations and successful project delivery, and supports our goals of safely protecting and preserving the environment,” said Ken Robuck, president and chief executive officer for EnergySolutions. “Cabrera’s extensive knowledge and experience with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies has proven incredibly valuable in the successful and safe cleanup of sites across the country.”

GNS partnership: According to EnergySolutions, its partnership with GNS will focus on providing for the recycling of metals for reuse within the nuclear industry, with a primary focus on the recycling of large components. Under the MOU, the companies will also evaluate opportunities to recycle other metals to safely manage materials and reduce the amount of waste to be disposed.

“By partnering with GNS, we will provide our clients the confidence that materials we process for them will meet all regulatory requirements for safe compliant metal management, transportation, and recycling,” Robuck said.

Daniel Oehr, CEO of GNS, added, “We are thrilled to team with our long-term partners EnergySolutions. After several successful joint projects for the melting of scraps from our European customers, this new cooperation enables us to offer a unique solution for the disposal of large components from the dismantling of nuclear power plants in Asia.”

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