PreussenElektra GmbH orders 62 CASTOR® casks

GNS supplies 62 spent fuel casks of the type CASTOR® V/19 for the spent fuel elements from the nuclear power plants Grohnde (KWG) and Brokdorf (KBR) of PreussenElektra GmbH.

GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order for the delivery of a total of 62 transport and storage casks of the type CASTOR® V/19. The casks – Brokdorf receives 39, Grohnde 23 – will be used for the spent fuel elements of the two pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants of PreussenElektra GmbH which will be in operation until the end of 2021. The order has a total volume of well over EUR 100 million.

"With this large order, we are securing the largest share of the CASTOR® casks required for the disposal of irradiated fuel elements from our nuclear power plants in Brokdorf and Grohnde", explains Lothar Mertens, Head of Fuel Cycle and Interim Storage at PreussenElektra GmbH. "This gives us planning security at both sites and allows us to secure disposal at an early stage until the two plants are completely free from fuel".

The casks are to be delivered from the GNS plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr/Germany to the two power plants from mid 2022. After loading in the reactor building, the casks will be transferred to the local on-site interim storage facilities operated by the federally owned BGZ Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagerung mbH. A total of 33 (Brokdorf ISF) and 34 (Grohnde ISF) loaded casks of this type are already in store in the local on-site interim storage facilities.