Wood Wins Waste Retrieval Contract from French Nuclear Agency


Nuclear - Oct 25, 2017

Wood has won a contract to recover and package low-level radioactive waste from a storage silo at a major nuclear site in France. The contract was won in partnership with AREVA Projets SAS.

The contract, from Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA), the French government’s atomic and alternative energy agency, covers project management, safety case, detailed design, commissioning and the first six months of operations.


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Wood and AREVA Projets will work together to retrieve 50 tonnes of waste which have been stored at CEA Marcoule, 25km north-west of Avignon, for more than 50 years.

Wood will design a remotely operated robotic arm to remove the waste elements from the silo and also design a manufacturing unit to encapsulate them. Once treated, the waste package can then be made ready for long-term storage in a geological disposal facility. The work is expected to take five years.

Robin Watson, Wood chief executive, said: “This contract is an opportunity to grow our business in France by applying our ingenuity and expertise to solve nuclear problems for a growing range of customers.

“We look forward to working in collaboration with AREVA Projects in the safe and successful execution of this contract.”

Source : Wood Group

Published on Global Energy World: Oct 25, 2017

 
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