In Belgium, ENGIE is engaging alongside the health authorities to contribute to the public fight against Covid-19. Protective suits, gloves and safety glasses used in our nuclear power plants have been delivered to hospitals and health establishments.
While ENGIE’s nuclear power plants in Belgium continue to operate, the Doel plant has already donated around 2700 protective overalls and 2000 pairs of gloves to 7 different organisations and institutions active in the healthcare sector, including Antwerp University Hospital. Tihange nuclear power plant has donated 300 protective overalls to the Regional Hospital Centre in Huy. It has also donated 1300 protective overalls, 1000 overshoes, 1000 surgical masks, 300 FFP3 masks, 100 safety goggles and 50 boxes of gloves to the Covid-19 coordination unit in the province of Liège.
“These are paper overalls used in our power plants for personal protection,” explains Jean-Philippe Bainier, site manager at the Tihange nuclear power plant.
They are normally used for working in non-nuclear areas, for example for cleaning cooling towers. ENGIE also delivered company overalls, gloves and safety glasses to the Covid-19 provincial crisis unit.
Our engagement does not end there: our Group is working to find the best ways of providing its resources and expertise to the Belgian health authorities.