Orano has signed a contract with Japan’s NFI (Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd) for the fabrication of 32 MOX gas assemblies for the Takahama three and four reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power Company Inc.
The fabrication of those MOX gas assemblies will happen within the manufacturing workshops of the Orano Melox plant in Chusclan (Gard).
The provide of MOX gas assemblies for Kansai Electric Power Company Inc. is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities stretching again over a number of a long time.
To date, 44 reactors worldwide have generated electrical energy from MOX gas since 1972.
Pascal Aubret, Director of Orano’s Recycling enterprise unit, declared: “This new contract reinforces the long-standing relationship with Kansai Electric. We are very happy with our Japanese accomplice’s renewed confidence in our experience. This selection underlines the relevance of recycling for our prospects as a accountable and environment friendly resolution for managing their used gas.”
MOX is a mix of uranium and plutonium oxides. MOX provides a way of recycling the plutonium from used fuels.
Orano is a multinational nuclear gas cycle firm headquartered in Paris, France. The firm is engaged in uranium mining, conversion-enrichment, spent gas recycling, nuclear logistics, dismantling, and nuclear cycle engineering actions.
(Source: Orano – Image: Takahama nuclear energy plant)
The publish ORANO WINS MOX FABRICATION CONTRACT FOR TAKAHAMA REACTORS IN JAPAN appeared first on Energy Global News.