Press Release

FCC Construcción selected for the construction of the PALLAS-reactor

05 December 2023

PALLAS has chosen FCC Construcción (FCC) as the contractor for construction of the state-of-the-art PALLAS-reactor. Following the tender procedure, the contract was recently signed with FCC. FCC, with more than 120 years of experience, is among the leading construction companies in Europe and in the world. The coming period will be used for all the preparations necessary for the start of the PALLAS-reactor construction.

The arrival of the PALLAS-reactor is important for many patients with often life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. For their treatment and diagnosis, these patients depend on medical isotopes produced in Petten in the ageing High Flux Reactor. With the construction of the new reactor, patients can be helped again for many decades. The PALLAS-reactor will also contribute to research into a CO2-free energy supply.

Bertholt Leeftink, CEO NRG|PALLAS: “This is an important step to realize the PALLAS-reactor. The new reactor is in the interest of security of supply of medical isotopes for patients worldwide and important for maintaining the Dutch nuclear knowledge infrastructure.”

‘’With FCC we have found a partner to construct the new PALLAS-reactor. The construction of the PALLAS-reactor is a unique and complex project, for which collaboration is key. We are convinced that we have found a competent partner in FCC,” says Peter Dijk, Programme Director PALLAS.

Director of Western Europe, FCC, Yago Mijangos: ‘’For FCC Construcción, participation in the PALLAS project is undoubtedly an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate our experience and capacity in designing and executing industrial infrastructures, which have a high degree of specialization, innovation and technology.”

Tender process

In January 2023 PALLAS started a tender procedure for the construction of the PALLAS-reactor and surrounding buildings under EU public procurement rules. Three pre-qualified candidates could, after a series of intense dialogues, submit an offer. The offer from FCC was evaluated as the Most Economically Advantageous Tender.

About FCC Construcción

FCC Construcción, with more than 120 years of experience, is among the leading construction companies in Europe and the world. The company is part of the FCC Group, internationally recognized for its environmental, water and construction services. FCC Construcción's activity covers all areas of engineering and construction, constituting a global benchmark in the execution of civil and building works, both residential and non-residential. Its scope of operation covers both European countries (where Spain is its main headquarters), and countries located in the rest of the globe: in North America, an important part in Central America, as well as, in the western fringe of South America, as well as in Australia and the Middle East.

Contract Signature NRG|PALLAS & FCC

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