Westinghouse Electric Company and its eight European consortium companions in the present day introduced the profitable completion of an EU funded undertaking focused at diversifying the nuclear gas provide to VVER-440 reactors in Europe.
The consortium has developed a conceptual gas design and decided how the manufacturing and provide chain might be reestablished to construct and ship VVER-440 gas assemblies, just like what was accomplished by Westinghouse and ENUSA for the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant in Finland in 2001-2007. In addition to the gas design, the consortium has arrange and verified the related strategies and methodology to be utilized for the licensing and use of a brand new gas design.
“This undertaking has ready us very properly for manufacturing and supply of VVER-440 gas to European utilities, and thereby created a viable different to in the present day´s single supply of gas provide,” stated Aziz Dag, Westinghouse vp and managing director, Northern Europe. “Many of the nations in Eastern Europe rely closely on nuclear vitality, and strengthening their vitality safety is subsequently strategically essential.”
Westinghouse has been main the undertaking referred to as European Supply of Safe Nuclear Fuel (ESSANUF) since September 2015. Its companions embrace VUJE, UJV Rez, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), NucleoCon, National Science Center Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (NSC KIPT), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Karlsruhe (JRC-Karlsruhe) and ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas (ENUSA). The program is funded by the European Union’s (EU’s) Euratom Research and Training Programme (2014-2018) which types a part of Horizon 2020 (H2020), the EU’s Research and Innovation program (Grant Agreement 671546).
VVER-440 items have been safely working in lots of European Union nations: Slovakia (Bohunice 1-Four, Mohovce 1-2 ), Hungary (Paks 1-Four), Bulgaria (Kozloduy 1-Four), Czech Republic (Dukovany 1-Four), and Finland (Loviisa 1-2). (Source Westinghouse – Image Loviisa NPP, Finland/Enotogorsk)
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