Le stockage '' sec'' de combustible ISF2 bientôt prêt.
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24 September 2019
Holtec International has announced completion of the pre-commissioning programme, or 'cold tests', for the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) in Ukraine. It is the world's largest dry storage installation.
The principal contractors on the ISF-2 facility project are Ukraine's UTEM, Germany's BNG and Italy's Maloni. The project, supported by the Nuclear Safety Account managed by the London-headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, will provide for the processing and storage of the used nuclear fuel from units 1, 2 and 3, which is required for the decommissioning of the Chernobyl plant.
Completion of cold testing was marked by the demonstration on 29 August of full functionality of the facility with no major issues or impediments to its licensed operation, Holtec said. This was confirmed at a working meeting by State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine on 6 September.
ISF-2 will formally enter commissioning once the operator - Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) - obtains an individual operation licence from the regulator. This will initiate the campaign to dismember each of Chernobyl’s more than 21,000 fuel assemblies into three parts - two fuel bundles and an activated connecting rod - in a purpose-built ‘hot cell’ and place them in interim dry storage.