Le Havre.  In the face of increasing demand, a third furnace was built at the crematorium

Le Havre. In the face of increasing demand, a third furnace was built at the crematorium

The third oven should be commissioned at the Le Havre crematorium at the end of 2023. (© Archives 76actu)

In 2012, a concession contract was signed for the construction of the main burial complex is located rue Maryse-Bastié, at Refuge (Seine Maritime)planned installation of a third cremation facility if the needs required it.

With an annual average of 1,993 cremations in Le Havre since 2018, when it became operational, and in the face of increasing demand, as their number increased by 15% between 2017 and 2021, the elected representatives of the city community therefore decided to build a third crematorium.

“Reduce waiting times for families”

“It is now necessary to establish another cremation facility, while the health context associated with the Covid-19 pandemic had a strong impact on the activity. The installation of a third cremation facility would make it possible to meet the growing demand of the population and reduce the waiting time for families. [en France, le délai légal est de six jours entre le décès et la crémation, ndlr]maintain the two existing cremation facilities by dividing the activity into three cremation facilities, maintain the cremation activity for the duration of the maintenance of the cremation facility and filter facilities”, specifies the meeting voted a few weeks ago by the village council.

rates lower by 5%

The construction of this third furnace, which should be put into operation at the end of 2023, will be financed by OGF, which the municipality entrusted with the delegation of the public service for a period of 20 years, which will be extended for five years. flight. And that “so that the delegate can amortize the new investment at his own expense.” In addition, current cremation prices will be reduced for families with a 5% discount.

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