An unprecedented project in France, it continues on from the deconstruction operations on end-of-life ships, the former helicopter cruiser Jeanne d'Arc and the former cruiser Colbert, conducted by Veolia since 2014.
After the SSBN Le Tonnant, the 4 submarines Le Terrible, Le Foudroyant, L’Indomptable and L’Inflexible will in turn be dismantled. Recyclable materials from the operation - mainly ferrous and non-ferrous metals - will be sorted and prepared for sale. 87% of these materials can be recycled. Each vessel will take 18 months to process.
The project in figures- 6,100 metric tons: weight of a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN)
- 5,300 metric tons recovered, including 1,500 metric tons of hull, 2,000 of scrap iron, 800 of lead and 1,000 of non-ferrous metals (stainless steel, copper, etc.).
- 87%: material recovery rate.
- 20 Veolia employees working on the Cherbourg site
- 18 months: time required to dismantle an SSBN
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