Sweden: AREVA Awarded a Contract to Dismantle Two Research Reactors
PARIS -- July 16, 2014
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) has been awarded a contract by SVAFO, a company owned by
four Swedish nuclear plant operators*, to dismantle the R2-0 and R2 research
reactors located near Nyköping, Sweden. With a capacity of 1 and 50 megawatts
respectively, these two reactors ended operations in 2005 following
approximately 45 years of service. This is the first dismantling project to
take place in Sweden since the 1980s.
Under this contract, AREVA will prepare a detailed project schedule and
disassemble the two reactors. The group will also measure the radiation level
of the components and package them in the appropriate storage casks before
returning them to the customer. The work on site is expected to begin in the
first half of 2015.
“The contract from SVAFO strengthens AREVA’s position in the reactor
dismantling market. Over the coming years, many nuclear plants will reach the
end of operation. Thanks to its unique experience, AREVA is a leading player
to support utilities in their dismantling and decommissioning operations,”
explained Stephan Krueger, head of Reactor Dismantling at AREVA.
AREVA has more than 20 years of experience in dismantling nuclear facilities.
The group has successfully completed several ambitious projects, notably in
France with the dismantling of facilities located at the La Hague, Marcoule
and Cadarache sites, and with the Stade and Wuergassen nuclear plants in
Germany. AREVA is currently preparing dismantling programs for German nuclear
plants that were stopped in 2011 following the country’s decision to withdraw
from nuclear power.
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