As a European pioneer, Cyclife offers integrated decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities and radioactive waste management. By applying EDF’s unique waste-led decommissioning approach, Cyclife supports its customers to reduce costs and waste generation allowing optimisation of programmes, as well as recycling valuable material through its pan-European subsidiaries.

The three nuclear licensed sites of Cyclife based in the United Kingdom (Workington), Sweden (Nyköping) and France(Bagnols-sur-Cèze), treat very-low to low-level waste, providing services such as large component management, decontamination, waste volume reduction, material recycling, melting, incineration, pyrolysis, as well as consultancy to prepare and optimise on-site operations. They provide best available techniques for waste packaging, volume reduction, and material recycling. Cyclife has a commercial structure in Germany for direct contacts with the German market.

Cyclife, a subsidiary of EDF Group, also owns six engineering and expertise centres with highly-skilled engineers for the design of waste treatment facilities and workshops. They are able to define the full dismantling scenario of a given nuclear installation. They design tools, notably remotely operated, to perform dismantling operations. They all use state-of-the-art technologies including digital.

  • Cyclife Digital Solutions offers a robust digital tool a decision support and intervention simulation tool, based on real-time 3D technologies, DEMplus® for nuclear, a software based on 3D real-time simulations to obtain and optimise scenario costs, lead times, waste flows and dosimetry.
  • Quadrica develops and delivers software solutions, MySurvey® and VirtualSurvey®, to meet the emerging operational needs of industrial digital twins.
  • Cyclife Engineering is dedicated to the decommissioning of light water reactors, along with the designing radioactive waste storage and treatment facilities.
  • Graphitech, a joint venture company between Cyclife and Veolia Nuclear Solutions, focuses on the dismantling of graphite reactors and the development of innovative remote tooling.
  • Waste2Glass, a joint venture company created by Cyclife and Veolia Nuclear Solutions, aims to deliver a unique and concrete solution for some specific radioactive waste treatment based on GeoMelt® vitrification process.
  • Aquila Nuclear Engineering has been acquired by Cyclife to expand its engineering capabilities in the fields of containment, shielded installations, remote handling and transport/packaging to better serve its customers.

Cyclife: a key player in nuclear decommissioning and waste management for a sustainable industry


Estelle Desroches

Chief Executive Officer of Cyclife SAS

Guénola Guillon

Managing Director of Cyclife France SA

Ralf Nordén

Managing Director of Cyclife Sweden AB

Joe Robinson

Managing Director of Cyclife UK Ltd