First containers for long-term storage of the spent nuclear fuel are constructed at the CSFSF site

     Specialists of the Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine provide scientific and technical support at the stages of construction and commissioning of the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) of VVER-type reactors of the national nuclear power plants under construction in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

     One of the important tasks of scientists is to provide scientific support and supervision when constructing HI-STORM containers for long-term storage of the spent nuclear fuel. Scientists of the Institute carried out the following set of works:

  • selection of the composition of special radiation-protective concrete for the manufacture of containers;
  • Technological regulations for the concrete production and filling of HI-STORM containers shells were developed, including issue of the technological control;
  • Program of the concrete acceptance tests.

     Such works were conducted in cooperation with specialists of the Department of Manufacture technologies for reinforced concrete structures of the State Research Institute of Building Constructions (L. O. Sheinich, Head of the Department, Scientific Doctor).

      In 2021, on August 11–12, the first batch of four HI-STORM containers planned for the first start-up facility of CSFSF were constructed.

     Concrete was produced at the plant of “Ukrtransbud” corporation, located near the CSFSF site. Employees of this corporation performed work on the construction of HI-STORM containers.

     The support of work on concrete production and filling of HI-STORM containers shell was provided by: from the Separate Subdivision of “Atomproektinzhiniring” of SE NNEGC “Energoatom” is M. Dubovenko, Head of the Department of Project Implementation Support; from the ISP NPP – V. M. Rudko, Head of the Division for Design of Objects with Radiation and Nuclear Technologies, and O. V. Balan, Head of the Department for Building Technologies and Structures.

Concrete production at the plant of “Ukrtransbud” corporation

Filling with concrete of HI-STORM containers shells

Support of work on containers construction

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