Director of Nuvia Nordic AB in Norrköping, Sweden
«A unique range of products and vertically-integrated solutions»
Tobias Gustavsson: We are working in a different country and a different sector, but we have the same goals in terms of diversification. Nuvia Nordic AB operates in the nuclear sector with clients such as EDF-Cyclife and Vattenfall. We are specialists in consulting in engineering, mechanics and operational radiation protection, but we have widened our offer in the fields of decommissioning and waste characterisation in response to market changes and in line with the entire Nuvia Group's move to diversify beyond our decommissioning and New Build operations. In 2016, we put together Group-wide, transnational business development teams to work on penetrating new markets. For example, we are broadening the radiation protection business to increasingly include the medical sector (radiotherapy facilities for use in cancer treatment, etc.).
Manuel Peltier, Chairman and Chief Executive, Soletanche Freyssinet: Nuvia is developing a unique range of products and vertically-integrated solutions. Within Soletanche Freyssinet, the combined engineering, products and services model is the driving force underpinning our offers.
Tobias Gustavsson: Yes, comprehensive expertise gives us an edge over our competitors, who are often specialised in a single technology or service. We come up with the solution that best meets our clients’ needs while systematically focusing on responsiveness and service.
Manuel Peltier: In the future, we will continue to build on our strong engineering capabilities to design solutions and services increasingly tailored to our clients’ requirements. Whenever possible, for example, we offer contractual solutions such as Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) or partnering, because such contracts enable us to be involved in the project very early on and to involve the client in all the important choices during the design phase, while shortening lead times and reducing project costs. We have many such arrangements in the United Kingdom in areas such as decommissioning, where the project parameters are not totally known at the start. The partnership approach will spread and we are fully prepared to adopt it.