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Deal signed for liquid radioactive waste management equipment

  • Special Correspondent
  • 7 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Deal signed for liquid radioactive waste management equipment

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) General Contractor Atomstroyexport entered into a contract with a Russian company Sverdniikhimmash (SCERI JSC) for manufacturing and supplying hi-tech equipment to handle liquid radioactive waste at the country’s maiden nuclear power plant.

Under the contract, SCERI will design, manufacture and supply three drain water treatment plants, three deep evaporation plants, two cementation plants, two conditioning plants, two intermediary storage plants, WIR (waste ion resins) loading and unloading units, the container for WIR transportation.

The equipment will be supplied to the Rooppur NPP site by the third quarter of 2023. SCERI experts will also support pre-commissioning works of the equipment, said a press release. 

“We know SCERI as a safe partner that develops high-quality equipment. At present, the construction of Rooppur NPP is at its active stage- buildings are erected and the installation of the main equipment in two power units is performed,” said Aleksey Deriy, Vice-President of ASE and Director of the Rooppur NPP Construction Project.

“For sure, this contract will facilitate fulfillment of our obligations to the Customer of Rooppur NPP – manufacture and installation of the equipment will be done exactly in time,” he said.

Aleksandr Cheperanov, Director General of SCERI, said, “It is a large-scale and very critical order for SCERI and choosing our institute as a designer and supplier of the process equipment for liquid radioactive waste handling is absolutely justified.”

“For many years, SCERI has been specialising in designing and manufacturing of efficient and safe equipment for nuclear waste handling. Equipment, designed by our engineers, is functioning in many Russian nuclear power plants with excellence,” he said.