Completion of testing equipment of Central Interim Storage Facility (CISF) at power unit No.3 South-Ukraine NPP


UTEM successfully conducted individual, functional and integrated (cold) testing of Central Interim Storage Facility equipment at power unit No.3 South-Ukraine NPP. Works were performed under project for implementation of modified technology for SNF handling by American corporation Holtec International.
UTEM specialist tried out activities for inserting transfer container HI-TRAC into multi-purpose seat of cooling pond and its transfer. Simulator of fuel assembly was used to check passableness of each seat of multi-purpose canister (BTSK-31) by means of transfer machine, also they tried out transfer of multi-purpose canister simulator into transportation container HI-STAR from transfer container HI-TRAC.
Operation of Holtec International equipment will enable Ukrainian nuclear power plants to change current system for handling spent nuclear fuel, will allow to cease its removal for processing into the Russian Federation and will establish proper conditions for prolong and safe storing in the territory of Ukraine. Implementation of the project will strengthen Ukrainian nuclear industry and significantly reduce costs of the state related to spent nuclear fuel handling.

Customer: SE “Atomproektinzhiniring”, State Enterprise “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”.