Energoatom and its contractors reported 40%-45% accomplishment of CSFSF
The State Enterprise “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” and their contractors reported 40%-45% accomplishment of the Construction of the Centralized Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) under the ongoing project in the exclusion zone in Khyiv Region to storage waste fuels from Rivne NPP, South-Ukraine NPP, and Khmelnytsky NPP. This was reported by AtomProjectEngineering’s Deputy Director Igor Orlov.
“ We have robust ongoing construction works at the CSFSF. We have been actively building for 8 months… The readiness of the CSFSF, if one estimates the project as a whole, is about 40%-45% “, noted Mr. Orlov.
The AtomProjectEngineering’s Deputy Director Igor Orlov also added, that CSFSF project is steadily moving ahead according to its schedule. At the construction site 312 workers are building the 21 facilities in accordance with the project. As reported earlier, in January of 2015, SE NNEGC “Energoatom” signed a $300 MM contract with the US-based Holtec International for construction of the CSFSF. According to the contract, Holtec International will supply specifically designed storage casks (HI-STORM) for storing spent fuel and related technologies for transportation of nuclear waste fuels and their storage at the CSFSF.
The CSFSF project will enable SE NNEGC “Energoatom” to decline the Russia’s $200 MM annual services in handling and processing of Ukrainian NPPs’ nuclear fuel wastes, and process and storage them domestically. The CSFSF is planned to handle NPP spent fuels fro the 3 Ukrainian NPPs, Rivne NPP, South-Ukraine NPP, and Khmelnytsky NPP, since Zaporizhzhya NPP has their own spent fuel facility. The spent NPP fuels can be processed for further use in feeding NPP rods. The CSFSF project scatters over 18.2 hectares ( including active storage and processing area of 11.7 hectares) for deployment of 458 HI-STORM storage casks to host 16,529 pent NPP fuel elements from WWER -1000, and 70 storage casks for 4,519 spent fuel elements from WWER-440.