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Alzenau, 25th April 2019. The Uniper Anlagenservice led consortium with NUKEM Technologies has been awarded a contract for the dismantling of two reactor pressure vessels at Oskarshamn and two reactor pressure vessels at Barsebäck.

The consolidation of all four units under the Cover Agreement will allow to achieve synergy effects under the contract.

The dismantling of the Barsebäck reactor pressure vessels is scheduled to begin in early 2020 after receiving a dismantling license. The entire project is expected to be completed at Oskarshamn in 2024. The Nuclear Decommissioning Programme comprises several work packages including fragmentation and removal of the reactor pressure vessels and the removal of turbine and generator parts. The dismantling will be performed consecutively, starting in Barsebäck and then moving on to Oskarshamn so as to ensure a “lead and learn” approach. The synergy gains arising from common planning and investments will be used to achieve higher efficiency within the Programme. Transferring the expertise from the first unit to the subsequent ones will contribute to the project safety.

This contract marks an important milestone since it is the first dismantling contract covering the reactor pressure vessels at both Oskarshamn and Barsebäck. It is the result of a long and intensive procurement work, says Billy Slättengren, Project Manager Decommissioning at Oskarshamn.

Åsa Carlson, CEO Barsebäck Kraft, thanked Oskarshamns Kraftgrupp (OKG), Barsebäck Kraft (BKAB), Uniper Anlagenservice and NUKEM Technologies for the good cooperation:

– For over a year, this fantastic team has worked so hard and intensively and made it possible for us to stand here today and sign the contract. Now we are up and running and we know what we have to do!

NUKEM Technologies in Alzenau, Germany, is world-wide active in the areas of management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, decommissioning of nuclear facilities, engineering and consulting. For more than 60 years NUKEM Technologies provides high quality products, technologies and services, where Innovation, Solutions and Excellence are closely linked.

Bea Heinze
NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH
Industriestrasse 13, 63755 Alzenau
Tel: +49 6023 91-1549,
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