Internal restructuring
Bassin Parisien; Basse-Normandie; Manche
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.46 - Processing of nuclear fuel

132 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 March 2022
Employment effect (start)
24 March 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2027


Global nuclear fuel cycle company Orano has presented to the works council the second phase of the ‘Convergence’ project, at its plant in La Hague (Manche), and announced the cut of 132 positions by 2027, in addition to the 65 positions already eliminated in the first phase announced in August 2021. The job cuts are the result of early retirement: there will be no layoffs. The overall aim of the project is to bring together the management of the two nuclear waste reprocessing rooms in a single control room: this results in a reduction in the workload of the operators and reduction in the need for supervisors.

The Orano plant recycles spent fuel by separating radioactive materials from the spent components. The site at La Hague is a world leader in the recycling of spent fuel from nuclear reactors around the world. Previous restructuring case has been recorded on the ERM database in 2018, with 800 new jobs (Orano-2018-FR).



Eurofound (2022), Orano, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 106542, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106542.