Satisfactory participation of Ensa in Patram 2019

Maliaño, the 14th of August 2019.- For Equipos Nucleares S.A., S.M.E its participation in the 19th edition of Patram 2019, the international symposium on packages for the transport of radioactive materials held in New Orleans, has been highly satisfactory.

The state company based in Maliaño had a good visibility thanks to its stand which has allowed more potential customers to know the ENUN technology that it has developed through the design, licensing, manufacturing and loading campaigns of these casks for the storage and transportation of spent fuel.

Alejandro Palacio and Guillermo Calleja gave two presentations in which they developed different aspects of the ENUN casks. On the one hand, Palacio explained Ensa’s role in the fuel transport tests implemented in the ENUN 32P with the Sandia National Labs in 2017 through his presentation “Logistics preparation for the Multi-Modal Surrogate Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation Test using the ENUN 32P cask” and Calleja reviewed the origin of the ENUN, as well as its current status and situation with “ENUN Cask – A successful history».

This fair has meant for Ensa an excellent chance to show its products, capabilities and services of spent fuel management to numerous customers and demonstrate that it is at the forefront of the technique in the world of casks.

Ensa successfully loads 4 casks in the ATI of the Ascó NPP

Equipos Nucleares S.A., S.M.E successfully completed the loading of four spent fuel casks in Group I of the Ascó Nuclear Power Plant in Tarragona. The casks were duly positioned in the independent spent fuel storage installation of this plant.

Loading was carried out between February and May in collaboration with Enwesa S.A., S.M.E., a subsidiary of Ensa. The forecast for 2018 for the Ascó plant is to complete the load of 2 additional units in Group II foreseen for the third quarter of the year.

The main functionality of this system is the dry storage of the fuel in the plant. The Cantabrian Company has previously manufactured this type of containers for the same site and expects to participate in future loading campaigns for the Ascó y Vandellós Nuclear Association based on its experience and satisfactory results.

Ensa delivered successfully three steam generators and one reactor vessel cover head for Beaver Valley’s plant in Pennsylvania

Maliaño, 3rd August.- Three steam generators and one reactor vessel cover head for Beaver Valley’s plant in Pennsylvania, USA, were reached his destination and were delivered in the plant of storage on 24th July.

The Cantabrian Company studied and prepared the maritime transport as the terrestrial inside the plant; it was invested almost half year and that has served to assure that the pieces should come in mint condition. The project was concluding successfully.

High degree of satisfaction

The clients, FENOC and Westinghouse, indicate to Ensa “his high degree of satisfaction with the final product. They emphasized that Maliaño’s company “has been capable of doing the things well to the first one from the beginning up to the end «.

The Ensa responsible of the project indicated that «the delivery has been realized expiring, once again, with the high levels of excellence that from Ensa we demand from ourselves in all our works, but it would have been difficult to culminate this one without a work well done totally in equipment», they concluded.