Barsebäck Kraft AB picked Westinghouse Electric Co. to dismantle a commercial nuclear power plant in Sweden.
Westinghouse will dismantle, segment and package the reactor pressure vessel internals at the dual-unit Barsebäck Nuclear Power Station. The plant is an ABB-designed boiling water reactor. Westinghouse will use its controlled underwater mechanical-cutting techniques and will use specifically designed equipment the company will fabricate and test at its facilities in Sweden to remove them.
The project will begin immediately and is expected to take four years to complete. Mechanical segmentation will begin in 2016.
The first plant ended operations Nov. 30, 1999. The second ceased operations May 31, 2005.
Westinghouse has been contracted for dismantling work at the Chooz nuclear power plant in France, the Zorita plant in Spain and the Neckarwestheim 1 plant in Germany. Westinghouse is also part of a consortium to dismantle the Philippsburg 1 plant in Germany.
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