Nukem Technologies transferred Solid Waste Treatment and Storage Facilities (SWTSFs B2,3,4) to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant to conduct the hot tests. Lithuanian state nuclear power safety inspectorate (VATESI) has further issued a license for SWTSF operation and radioactive waste reprocessing.
Nukem Technologies acts as a general contractor for the construction of intermediate spent fuel storage (ISFS) and SWTSF. Thomas Seipolt, company’s managing director announced another Ignalina NPP decommissioning benchmark: launch of the hot tests and hot operations.
At this stage, low- and intermediate-level radioactive wastes are scheduled to be pulled out from the temporary storages, sorted and then packed for further transfer and treatment.
In April 2017, Ignalina NPP got a license for ISFS (B 1 facility) industrial use. This was a start for another huge Ignalina NPP decommission phase.
"It’s a pilot NPP decommission project of a Russian design. There’re no relevant reprocessing projects that were delivered to a customer in the whole world", - Thomas Seipolt reported - "It will provide Ingnalina NPP with the cutting edge equipment for the long-term nuclear waste treatment".
Ignalina NPP decommissioning, including the construction of SWTSF are being funded by Ignalina International Decommissioning Support Fund under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Fund’s participants are the European Commission and the governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland.
NUKEM Technologies GmbH is a German engineering company that provides services in the field of radioactive waste (SNW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management, as well as nuclear and radiation hazardous objects(energy, research, industrial and ship reactors, nuclear fuel cycle enterprises). In 2009, ASE AS acquired 100% of the shares in NUKEM Technologies GmbH, a subsidiary of German uranium trader NUKEM GmbH, from Alzenau, Germany.Reference:
ASE Group of Companies was established within the framework of formation of the engineering division of State Corporation “Rosatom” by integration of four top companies of the branch: JSC ASE EC, JSC Atomstroyexport , JSC Atomenergoproekt, JSC ATOMPROEKT.
ASE Group of Companies is one of the leaders of the world nuclear engineering business occupying more than 30% of the global NPP construction market.
The Representative Offices and operational offices of ASE Group of Companies are located in the territory of 15 countries of the world, approximately 80% of the stock of orders of the Company are accounted for by the projects abroad.
Besides, ASE implements the projects for construction of the facilities for RAW and SNF treatment, heat-power engineering facilities, as well as provides a comprehensive range of EPC, EPC(M)and PMC services for any complex engineering facilities. ASE Group of Companies is a designer, and it is actively implementing the innovative project management system for construction of complex engineering facilities – Multi-D, which allows to manage the parameters such as the budget, deadlines, quality, more efficiently.
The President of the Company is Doctor of Economics, Mr. Valery I. Limarenko