Westinghouse-Led Group to Dismantle Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel

Westinghouse-led group to dismantle nuclear reactor pressure vessel

Westinghouse Electric Co. was contracted to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel and its internals at a nuclear power reactor in Germany.
Westinghouse will plan, manufacture equipment and on-site segmentation of the reactor vessel internals and the reactor vessel at Unit 1 of the Phillippsburg Nuclear Power Plant. The plant, operated by EnBW Kernkraft GmbH, was commercially shut down in 2011. Westinghouse has already cut more than 1,000 linear feet (300 linear meters) of highly activated components totaling more than 60 tons of processed material.
A consortium lead by Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH will include NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH (NTES) and GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH.
The Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy of Baden-Württemberg must grant the decommissioning license before work begins.
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