News Release
December 7, 2023
8 min read

Laurentis Energy Partners, Hatch and Tractebel to develop nuclear technology solutions for industrial clients worldwide

Toronto, ON – Leading energy services provider Laurentis Energy Partners is joining forces with global engineering and consulting company Tractebel, and global management, consulting, and engineering services company Hatch to develop a one-stop shop to support industrial Small Modular Reactor (SMR) clients worldwide.

This alliance builds on Hatch and Tractebel’s previously announced cooperation agreement to include Laurentis, which has been leading the development of SMR projects across North America and Europe, by forging partnerships with industry and other organizations.

Together, the three companies will leverage their combined skills, expertise, and experience to support clients looking to develop SMR projects. The partnership approach will ultimately help streamline processes, significantly reducing risks, and ensuring lessons learned are transferred from one project to the next.

Key Facts:

  • SMRs can range from 1 megawatt (MW) to approximately 300 MW. High-temperature SMRs could be deployed for industrial use, to reduce emissions and provide much-needed high-temperature heat and steam to heavy industries.
  • Industries including chemical, oil and gas, and mining could use SMRs, which offer greater scalability and siting flexibility for locations unable to accommodate more traditional larger reactors.


“The global energy landscape is changing rapidly,” said Jason Van Wart, President and CEO of Laurentis Energy Partners. “With a growing demand for clean, safe, and reliable electricity, the investments being made in new nuclear development represent significant business potential that extend well beyond the nuclear industry. Together with Hatch and Tractebel, we can help heavy industry clients reach climate change goals by leveraging our individual and collective strengths to provide end-to-end solutions that bring nuclear energy projects to life.”

“Hatch, Laurentis, and Tractebel’s cooperation will be crucial to the construction of SMRs in Europe and in North America,” said Denis Dumont, Tractebel’s Chief Global Nuclear Officer. “We are honoured to cooperate with these two major partners that have strong roots in the North American industrial and nuclear markets. Tractebel will bring its international nuclear new build and design authority experience to the alliance. By summoning our strengths, we can build bridges between the North American and European energy ecosystems to accelerate the energy transition through SMR technologies.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Laurentis and Tractebel,” says Amar Jolly, Global Director Nuclear, Hatch. “Our collective experience creates a win-win for nuclear and industrial clients interested in leveraging nuclear to decarbonize, as well as for our communities and our climate. We believe that nuclear will be instrumental in the energy transformation and in achieving our global net zero goals, including the decarbonization of heavy industries.”

Agreement signing in Brussels, Belgium. Pictured front row from left to right: Anicet Touré (Tractebel), Jim Sarvinis (Hatch), Amar Jolly (Hatch), Jason Van Wart (Laurentis), Arnaud Rahier (Tractebel), Denis Dumont (Tractebel). Back row from left to right: Philippe Van Troeye (Tractebel), Ken Hartwick (OPG), Robert Francki (Hatch)

About Laurentis Energy Partners
Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, delivers cutting-edge and reliable nuclear energy solutions for clients globally. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, Laurentis offers expertise in inspections, refurbishment and engineering, nuclear materials sorting and recycling, the production of nuclear isotopes, and the advancement of small modular reactors. Laurentis has offices in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and Bruce County in Ontario, Saint John in New Brunswick, Regina in Saskatchewan, and Bucharest and Cernavoda in Romania. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn @laurentisenergy or visit

About Tractebel
Tractebel is a global engineering and consulting company delivering integrated solutions for sustainable energy and built environment projects. Our expertise is trusted worldwide across multiple markets like nuclear, renewables, power & gas, electrical grids, hydropower & dams, water resources & supply, desalination, complex & high-tech buildings, transport infrastructures, and ports & waterways. By connecting strategy, design, engineering, social & environmental studies, project management and in-house digital applications, we partner with companies and public authorities to create a positive impact on people and planet. Backed by more than 150 years of experience, today Tractebel is a community of over 5,500 passionate experts across the globe, committed to ethical business and the fight against climate change. Tractebel is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.

About Hatch

Whatever our clients envision, our teams can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We are deeply engaged in the energy transformation from generation, storage and transmission to applications in both the public and industrial sectors. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and more innovative. We draw upon our 10,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. Learn more at

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For further information, please contact:

Laurentis Energy Partners
Jessica Jones
Senior Manager, Public & Corporate Relations
+1 (519) 389-1572

Daphné Charleton
Communications Manager, Business Area Global Nuclear
+ 32 498 72 28 41

Lindsay Janca, Global Director, Public Relations
+1 905 403 4199