US engineer Jacobs has won two waste management contracts from Czech Republic utility conglomerate Cez for the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant.
Jacobs will solidify 250 tonnes of low and intermediate-level sludge, currently held in storage tanks at the plant. These will be placed in 200 litre drums for long-term storage. The company will use its Sial technology, which allows for the on-site, room temperature conditioning of radioactive waste.
Karen Wiemelt, Jacobs Energy, Security and Technology’s senior vice president, said: “Our previous experience was key to winning these two contracts, which strengthen our position in important radioactive waste management programmes in the Czech Republic.
“The contracts not only support the Czech government’s vision for the future of the country, but also help create a more sustainable and safer world.”
Work on the project is due to take five years.