- # News
- Press Releases
- Human chain on June 25: ENGIE Electrabel transparent and open to dialogue
Human chain on June 25: ENGIE Electrabel transparent and open to dialogue
Nuclear safety, unconditional priority
Nuclear activity is only possible within a framework of tight supervision exercised by the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (AFCN/FANC). Studies and reports by independent bodies have proven that these power stations can be operated safely. This has also been confirmed by the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control.
However, ENGIE Electrabel understands that there might still be questions. On June 25, we also want to demonstrate that our power stations are being operated professionally and safety. We are open to dialogue and we are transparent in our dealings with neighbouring countries in order to restore confidence in the operation of our power stations.
- Nuclear safety: a way of life for over 40 years
- Nuclear power: large-scale projects
- Doel 3 & Tihange 2: flaw indications in the reactor pressure vessel steel
As a global energy group, ENGIE supports the Paris climate agreement. To achieve these objectives, a thorough energy transition is necessary. The Group is committed to being a leader in the energy transition by focusing on developing renewable energies.
At ENGIE Electrabel, we firmly believe there will be no going back and that we are moving forward towards a carbon-free world. We want to be the local driver in this global movement. Belgian nuclear power stations can play an intermediary role in the energy transition by supplying the country with safe, competitively priced and emission-free electricity.
Transparency and dialogue
With a view to ensuring transparency and dialogue on the part of ENGIE Electrabel, Jean-Philippe Bainier, director of the Tihange nuclear power station, gave interviews this week to La Meuse (Liège), Aachener Zeitung/Aachener Nachrichten (Aachen) and De Limburger (Maastricht). Here are the interviews:
“We are well aware of people's concerns, especially the concerns of local residents in the border area with Germany and the Netherlands. We are happy to transparently answer any and all questions about our nuclear plants in Belgium”, said Jean-Philippe Bainier. “We are firmly committed to an open dialogue and transparent communication and we also hope to be able to constructively engage in a sharing of views with the representatives of this human chain.”
UpdateThe human chain on Sunday, June 25 passed off peacefully.
ENGIE Electrabel's management had asked the organisers to meet with them. At the organisers' request, this meeting did not take place this Sunday but will be held soon. We will keep you informed.
We respect everyone's right to expression and believe that in the nuclear sector no questions should be left unanswered. We also want to engage with the organisers in an open and transparent way and to show that safety is the top priority of ENGIE Electrabel and the 2,200 employees at its sites.