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Dismantling

Westinghouse provides many advantages through more than 30 years of project experience in PWR, BWR, GCR and sodium-cooled nuclear power plant reactor vessel internals segmentation and packaging.

In addition to the skill and talent of the company’s staff in this area, Westinghouse offers:

  • Layout and technical design of remote-controlled handling, lifting and cutting devices
  • Segmentation and packaging plans
  • Assembly, start-up, training and operation of integrated dismantling facilities
  • Segmentation work on-site
  • Calculation and layout of radiological shielding
  • Support and management of dismantling and decommissioning licensing processes
  • Transportation container design and procurement
  • Overall project management for large projects
  • Heavy lifting
  • Health physics

Additional Resources

Nuclear News: Best practices for strategic nuclear power plant decommissioning

Read this feature about how Westinghouse leverages its knowledge, based on more than 30 years of experience in decommissioning and waste processing, to assist utilities in the last stage of the life cycle of a nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Engineering International: Breaking up Barsebäck

Read about how Westinghouse successfully completed, safely and ahead of schedule, the first reactor internals segmentation project to be performed on a commercial unit in Sweden at unit 2 of the Barsebäck nuclear power plant.

BWR Reactor Pressure Vessel Internals Segmentation and Packaging

PWR Reactor Vessel Internals Segmentation and Packaging

Nuclear Engineering International: Innovative D&D at Bohunice V1

Westinghouse is working on the first VVER-440 units to be dismantled and the company’s largest dismantling project to date at Slovakia’s Bohunice V1 plant.

NEI: Westinghouse Bohunice V1