NUKEM Technologies (NUKEM) was in 2019 awarded a contract to design, provide technology, and supply selected equipment for the Waste Treatment Facility at the Xiapu Nuclear Power Plant site in the Fujian Province of the Republic of China.

Together with the Chinese company Jiangsu CASHH Nuclear Environment Protection Co. Ltd. (CASHH: 江苏中海华核环保有限公司), NUKEM will be responsible for the design of waste treatment technologies and supply of selected equipment for the main processes.

The process design package consisting of Basic and Detail Design has already been delivered to the Customer, the equipment and process components have been procured. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delivery of the equipment to China has been postponed. For the first time, the acceptance of the high-force compactor took place virtually via live video streaming. The high-force compactor had already been shipped to China and will be next installed. Further components like specifically designed equipment for the evaporator concentrates drying and loading into high integrity containers (HIC) have already been accepted by the Customer and are to be shipped together to the Xiapu NPP as one delivery.

The Waste Treatment Facility will be located in a separate tailor-made building at the Xiapu NPP site designed to manage both wet and solid radioactive waste which will be generated by two 600 MW units of the Demonstration Fast Breeder Reactor at the Xiapu NPP site. It consists of the waste sorting, drying, segmentation and compaction as well as cementation and characterization of the final waste packages prior to their transfer to the waste package storage repository which is also located at the site.


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. Since 2009, NUKEM Technologies is part of ROSATOM-Group.

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

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