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Ensa successfully loads the first two ENUN 32P casks in Trillo NNPP

Maliaño, January the 24th of 2019. – Equipos Nucleares S.A., S.M.E successfully completed the loading of the second ENUN 32P cask at Trillo Nuclear Power Plant in Guadalajara. The cask was transferred to its storage position in the Individual Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI of the plant, where 2 ENUN 32P casks and 32 DPT casks, also designed, manufactured and loaded by Ensa, are stored.

With the loading of these casks, carried out in collaboration with Enwesa S.A., S.M.E, a subsidiary of Ensa, the first load campaign of the ENUN 32P casks was successfully completed and the process of starting up was completed. This process was previously initiated by the modification of auxiliary equipment and the performance of cold trials.

ENUN 32P casks, designed and manufactured by Ensa, allow the transport and storage of spent fuel. These first campaigns of loads carried out in Almaraz NNPP and Trillo NNPP suppose putting in service this cask model of the ENUN series.

Ensa receives the Certificate of Compliance of the ENUN 24P cask in Spain

Maliaño, October 31, 2017. – Equipos Nucleares S.A, S.M.E. has received the approval of the MINETAD for the design of its ENUN 24P cask for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel. With this approval, the licensing process in Spain of the cask is concluded.

The design of the ENUN 24P allows the storage and transportation of up to 24 non-damaged used PWR fuel by road, rail and sea. Ensa has already manufactured a unit of this model, which has already been delivered to the Daya Bay plant in Shenzhen – China.

This license approval is a milestone for the Spanish nuclear industry, since  the ENUN 24P is the first cask licensed in Spain that allows the transportation of high burnup fuel . Additionally, the ENUN 24P increases the list of self-designed casks already licensed by Ensa, adding to ENUN 32P and ENUN 52B.

The Energy Policy and Mines General Directorate of MINETAD, in accordance with the favorable report issued by the CSN and, as a result of the evaluations carried out, agreed to approve this design for “complying with the requirements for type B packages as per the regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Spanish regulations on the transport of dangerous materials “.

Ensa is currently providing support to its customer URC for the design validation process by the Chinese Nuclear Regulator Authority . This validation will presumably  enable URC to carry out the first commercial high burnup fuel transportation in China.

Ensa belongs to the SEPI Group, a corporate holding company that comprises a total of 15 Spanish public companies directly and majority owned, with a workforce of almost 73,000 professionals. SEPI is also a shareholder of the Spanish Broadcasting Corporation , and has a public foundation and direct minority interests in nine other companies and indirect in more than one hundred companies.

Ensa experts visit the facilities of Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant

Recently, experts of Ensa in loading and unloading of spent fuel casks visited the Daya Bay plant to prepare the training operation and maintenance of the ENUN 24P cask and its auxiliary equipment, all of which has been designed and supplied by Ensa.

During the visit meetings were held with URC, DNMC and CNOC to fully understand the needs and requirements and to prepare training content tailored to their needs. The ENUN 24P cask is one of the ENUN cask series designed by Ensa for the transport and storage of high burnup spent fuel, and it is currently in the process of licensing in Spain and China.

The meetings were very effective and constructive and URC, CNOC and DNMC appreciated the efforts made by Ensa and were very satisfied with the presentations and explanations of the Ensa technical experts.

Maliaño, 24th June.