Employer: SOE „Ignalina NPP“
Investment: EU Structural Funds. Ignalina Programme
Description of the project:
Technical and detailed designs of the Buffer Storage with capacity of up to 4000 m3 were developed and the facility itself was built within the framework of Ignalina NPP decommissioning and will be operated on the INPP territory. This is an enclosed structure covering 0.2 ha and equipped with a characterization facility enabling radiological measurement of delivered waste. It is also provided with systems for transporting and temporarily storing waste.
On April 25-27, 2012 the facility successfully underwent “hot” tests (tests employing real waste). The tests were carried out to the extent intended by the program agreed by VATESI. In the course of the tests containers and packages holding radioactive waste were delivered to the storage, underwent radiological measurements and emplacement for temporary storage. The tests have shown the possibility of safe handling of all types of radioactive waste packages intended by the project and compliance of facility performance with design values.
Within the framework of the same project (B19) we have also developed technical and detailed designs of the Landfill repository for short-lived very low level waste. The projects successfully passed two inspections and agreement by Visaginas municipality.
To fulfill its commitments as a general contractor our company cooperates with the following partners (subcontractors): Lithuanian Energy Institute (Lithuania), Pramprojektas, JSC (Lithuania), Vilstata, JSC (Lithuania), Hidroprojektas, JSC (Lithuania), and RADICO, LLC (Russia).