GNS casks ordered for two German NPPs

18 April 2019

Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order to supply 12 CASTOR V/19 transport and storage casks for the removal of used fuel assemblies from PreussenElektra’s two pressurised water reactor NPPs at in Brokdorf and Grohnde which are still in operation. The order is valued at more than €20 million. The casks are to be delivered from the GNS plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr to the two power plants in the fourth quarter of 2020. After loading each cask with 19 fuel elements in the reactor building they will be taken to local interim storage facilities. More than 30 loaded casks of this type are already stored at each of the two sites. Lothar Mertens, Head of Fuel Cycle and Interim Storage at PreussenElektra said the casks "ensure the smooth emptying of our storage pools and thus form an important component in the disposal of our power plants both during power operation and until the reactor is completely fuel-free”.

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