On 6 July 2022, NUKEM successfully reached the first project milestone. The timely completion of the milestone was confirmed by the Customer’s (ONDRAF/NIRAS) acceptance of the Basic Design.

NUKEM won a public tender in mid-October 2021 to build a cementation plant for low to intermediate level waste. The project aims to industrialize the lab-scale R&D process developed by CEA (Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France). It will be carried out at the existing Belgoprocess Site in Dessel, Belgium.

ONDRAF/NIRAS have nitrate-rich, acidic, radioactive liquids in temporary storage; some of this waste originates from decommissioning. The liquid waste shall be homogeneously cemented first and then encapsulated in non-active grout. A total of approximately 800 drums shall be embedded in a cement-based matrix.

The estimated overall project duration is 60 months. NUKEM is responsible for all process steps, from the design of the cementation plant to the handover to the customer.

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.

Yvonne Amend
NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH
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