Westinghouse to upgrade cooling system at Swedish nuclear fuel store

22 April 2015

Westinghouse is to increase the capacity of the cooling system at Sweden's Central Interim Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel (Clab) in Oskarshamn.

The extension of the cooling system, also known as the cooling chain, will increase the capacity of the Clab from 8000 to 11000t of spent nuclear fuel, Westinghouse said.

Under the contract with Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, Westinghouse will design, procure, deliver and install the new cooling system, as well as decommission the existing system. Mechanical engineering company Elajo AB, will manage the installation work for the project, which is expected to take around three years to complete.

"This project confirms Westinghouse's position in the spent fuel management market," said Aziz Dag, Westinghouse vice president and managing director, Northern Europe. "Our previous work with Clab has proven good results. We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue providing SKB with our high technology products and services."

In 2013, Westinghouse was awarded a contract to provide engineering services for a centralized high-level waste (HLW) and spent fuel interim storage facility in Spain.

Photo: Clab in Sweden (Credit: SKB)

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