Westinghouse, consortium awarded dismantling project in Germany

Westinghouse Electric Co. said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel and associated components at the Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant in Germany.

The nuclear power plant, operated by EnBW Kernkraft GmbH shut down its commercial operations in 2011.

“We are very pleased to be awarded this contract," Westinghouse Vice President and Managing Director for Central Europe Norbert Haspel said. “Because of our strong teamwork, we have developed a customer-oriented and optimized solution leveraging the strength of each of the partners. With this project we are able to sustain our fruitful cooperation with EnBW through the deployment of safe, proven Westinghouse technology to their decommissioning activities.”
  
Westinghouse is part of a consortium that will be taking part in segmentation of reactor vessel internal components and manufacture activity of necessary equipment. The consortium consists of NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH (NTES) and Gesellschaft fur Nuklear-Service mbH (GNS) and the German branch of Westinghouse Electric Co.

Westinghouse said that it has been successful in processing approximately 60 tons of highly activated components from approximately 1,000 linear feet through its segmentation process.
   
“We value the confidence EnBW’s award demonstrates in the consortium members’ ability to deliver a demanding project of high quality, on time and at the right cost,” NTES Managing Director Thomas Seipolt said.

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