RWE NUKEM to deliver evaporator system for the Kola Nuclear Power Plant
- First comprehensive liquid waste treatment complex at a Russian nuclear power plant
- Funded through the TACIS programme
RWE NUKEM GmbH of Alzenau has been awarded another contract for the Russian Kola Nuclear Power Plant. The company is to equip the plant with a evaporator system for liquid radioactive waste.
A waste treatment complex is currently under construction at the Kola Nuclear Power Plant. It is the first comprehensive project in Russia devoted to the treatment of liquid radioactive waste. The evaporator supplied by RWE NUKEM represents an essential component of the planned waste conditioning facility. Liquid waste accumulated during power plant operation will be concentrated using a process developed in Russia. RWE NUKEM will execute the project in close co-operation with Russian partners in planning and manufacturing. The project, which is funded through TACIS, the EU support programme for countries of the former Soviet Union, is scheduled for completion in 19 months.
RWE NUKEM has also been contracted to supply and install two tank emptying systems for this waste treatment complex in June of this year.
In April 2003, RWE NUKEM also completed a project devoted to the upgrading of the existing incineration system in Kola. A modern flue gas purification system has been installed at the site.
The Kola Nuclear Power Plant is located on the Kola Peninsula near Murmansk. Four WWER-440 pressurized water reactors are presently in operation at the facility.