Chinese SNERDI awards Tecnatom a contract for decommissioning and radioactive waste management

The Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI) has awarded Tecnatom a contract for support in the areas of decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

SNERDI is a technology company, a subsidiary of the Chinese public company SPIC (State Power Investment Corporation), which has been involved in the development of the Chinese nuclear programme for several decades. Among its numerous achievements is having developed the passive safety CAP-1400 reactors, the design of which has successfully passed the generic safety review of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 

SNERDI has identified Tecnatom as a key player in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and has requested our support for the application in China of the best practices carried out in Europe, and internationally, for the preparation of initial nuclear power plant decommissioning plans.

The scope of the contract includes visits to key facilities in the Spanish nuclear programme, such as the El Cabril low and intermediate level radioactive waste disposal centre, the final phases of decommissioning of the José Cabrera nuclear power plant, the initial phases of this same process at the Santa María de Garoña plant and CIEMAT. 

This contract now exists alongside others performed by Tecnatom in support of the Chinese nuclear programme in the area of decommissioning or radioactive waste management, including projects financed by the European Commission in collaboration with the most significant European TSO’s.

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