Putting innovation to work for equipment dismantling
To meet the needs for decontamination and sustainable development, DI Environnement, drawing on the information reported by its business lines and its R&D Department, has designed a robotised industrial dismantling process.
In Chalindrey and Saintes, DI Environnement has built two dismantling and decontamination plants that are unique in the world and include blasting robots specially designed to decontaminate and remove asbestos from industrial equipment and railway equipment without human action.
With the use of recyclable abrasives for the treatment of the most polluting materials, such as asbestos or lead, robots provide a quality of work and finish that enables equipment to be reused, and thus fuel the circular economy.
Following the construction and launch of the Chalindrey plant in 2020, DI Environnement is continuing to invest to deploy its expertise and know-how in industrial dismantling throughout France. In the South-West of France, our teams have completed an innovative new dismantling centre, right within the SNCF Technicentre in Saintes. This large-scale operation enables hundreds of railway equipment units to be processed industrially on behalf of SNCF Voyageurs.