Nuclear, Waste Management & Decommissioning

Westinghouse to supply nuclear waste storage in Spain

Westinghouse said it received a multi-million dollar contract from ENRESA to provide main engineering services for the centralized high-level waste and spent fuel interim storage facility in Spain.

Westinghouse will work in consortium with TRSA S.A. and GHESA S.A., the major partners of Empresarios Agrupados A.I.E. The companies will be responsible for the main engineering of the project, including a revision of the generic design and developing the detailed engineering of the facility’s main buildings. The engineering scope includes civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation and control, process analysis and the integration of other modules in the project. The project started in April 2013 and is expected to take five years to complete.

The interim storage facility could begin operating at the end of 2017 once regulatory approvals and construction and operation licenses are granted. The containers could store up to 13,000 cubic meters of waste, of which 10,000 cubic meters will be spent fuel and the rest high-level waste.

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