AREVA announced it has been selected by the Kernkraft Gösgen-Däniken AG to carry out two new projects at the single-unit Gösgen nuclear power plant in Switzerland.
For the first project, AREVA says it will double the capacity of the existing interim wet storage facility at Gösgen so that it can hold more than 1000 used nuclear fuel assemblies. The pool will rely on passive cooling technology, AREVA says.
Secondly, AREVA will modernize the electrical and instrumentation and control (I&C) systems of the plant's four emergency diesel generators. This work will involve installation of the AREVA TELEPERM XS digital I&C technology, which has already been retrofitted to the turbine I&C at Gösgen.
The 1035MWe Gösgen pressurized water reactor began operations in 1979 and currently meets approximately 13% of Swiss electric power needs.
Photo: Gösgen nuclear power plant