UK firms West Cumberland Engineering, Bendalls Engineering, and TEAM Industrial Services have developed what it claims to be the world’s first nuclear space saver, named ‘Hybrid 1 63 Can Rack’. The new nuclear space saver has been delivered by the team to Sellafield, a new nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC) controlled by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Expected to save £2bn on the nuclear-decommissioning costs for the country, the Hybrid 1 63 Can Rack is capable of tripling the number of fuel cans that can be held in one underwater storage container, at one stroke. The new nuclear space saver is claimed to be an important breakthrough as the space is limited in the country’s only storage pond for Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) fuel, at Sellafield’s Thorp plant.
NS Energy 16th Nov 2020 read more »