Twenty Fourth Summer Explosion: Bergerac Gunpowder Factory Eurenco Blows Up!
A leading European company form military explosives, propellants and combustible items, EURENCO also provides explosives for the civil sector (oil & gas perforation, mining), and additives for diesel fuel, 2-EHN in particular, a chemical that improves diesel fuel quality. Laboratories, pilot workshops, multi-purpose units and large scale facilities, all contribute to strengthening. EURENCO’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities, allowing small scale to mass production. A favored partner of major companies worldwide, EURENCO aims to constantly enhance its flexibility and reactivity to provide a tailor-made service for common success. From its headquarters based South of Paris (Massy) EURENCO operates 4 modern production plants in France (Bergerac ,Sorgues), Belgium (Clermont) and Sweden (Karlskoga)
Several people injured in blast at French military explosives producer
PARIS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Several people were injured in a blast on Wednesday at military explosives producer Eurenco's site in Bergerac, southwest France, local authorities said. The Dordogne region prefecture said in a statement that eight people had been injured, including one with life-threatening injuries. A fire broke out following the blast, which happened around 1400 CET, but authorities said that around 1600 CET the situation was under control. The prefecture said the blast had had no impact outside the perimeter of the site. The firm produces military explosives, propellants and fuels. It also makes explosives for civil use. Bergerac mayor Jonathan Priolead told Reuters that authorities do not yet know what caused the explosion, but it happened in a section dealing with nitrocellulose. Emergency services remain at the scene, the Dordogne prefecture said. Source