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We participate in the 27th edition of Women in Nuclear Global in Madrid

Maliaño, June 26, 2019.- Equipos Nucleares S.A., S.M.E participated in the 27th edition of Women in Nuclear Global held recently in Madrid; a forum for women professionals in the nuclear sector in which different nuclear issues related to innovation and technology were discussed, among others.

María Vega, director of Business Development of Ensa, spoke at Session 1: Long-term operation of NPP and sustainability with the presentation with the title: “Expansion of the storage capacity of spent fuel through dry storage systems ”

Ensa presented 4 posters: “Internal Segmentation Reactor”, carried out by Sofía Corino, Mario Pérez and Pablo Echaure together with Domingo García from GE Hitachi; “Vacuum Vessel Assembly Welding: Ending of Development Phase” by Sofía Corino, Luis A. Blanco and Óscar Arenal, “Nuclear Spent Fuel Management: Cask- Design, Licensing, Manufacturing and Loading” and “Design And Development Of Multiples Components For The Civil Nuclear Industry “, both designed by Elena Mayordomo, Lucía Bilbao, Beatriz Santamaría, Ignacio Ortiz and Tan Lin.

For the company this type of meetings ” are always positive to strengthen existing ties with professionals in the sector and encourage new alliances that can generate future business opportunities.”

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.