An­sto se­lects Areva TN’s used fuel trans­porta­tion so­lu­tions

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES FINANCE -

Areva TN re­cently signed a con­tract with the Aus­tralian Nu­clear Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Or­gan­i­sa­tion (AN­STO) for the sup­ply of a new ship­ping cask for used fuel. The con­tract calls for the man­u­fac­tur­ing of a TNMTR cask to trans­port used fuel from re­search re­ac­tors and will be part of AN­STO’s OPAL re­ac­tor used fuel man­age­ment strat­egy.

Aus­tralia’s Open Pool Aus­tralian Light­wa­ter (OPAL) re­ac­tor pro­duces, in par­tic­u­lar, ra­dioiso­topes used for med­i­cal pur­poses.

The TNMTR cask is based on forged steel tech­nol­ogy and can con­tain up to 68 fuel el­e­ments. With its dif­fer­ent in­ter­nal bas­ket de­sign con­fig­u­ra­tions, it can carry fuel with a va­ri­ety of char­ac­ter­is­tics and can be un­loaded in a dry en­vi­ron­ment or un­der­wa­ter. This con­tract marks a first mile­stone in a long-term part­ner­ship with AN­STO in the field of back-end fuel man­age­ment.

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