The JVP formed by ANSALDO NUCLEARE (Leader) and MELONI Tecno-Handling is supplying the following to Nuvia limited UK (formerly NUKEM UK Ltd):
a) one handling Crane designed, manufactured and tested according to KTA norms (double girder overhead travelling crane, capacity 15 t, span 4,35 m), complete with on-board electrical instrumentation and manual control (designed and manufactured by MELONI);
b) Grabbing tools designed, manufactured and tested according to KTA norms (Fuel bundle grab, overpack grab, storage basket/cask primary grab, associated park stands);
c) Control and Supervision System designed, manufactured and tested according to KTA norms (FIHC PLC Control Panel, Fuel Storage Area viewing window Operator Control Desk, Seal Hatch viewing window Operator Control Desk, Auxiliary Plant MCC Control Panel suite, FIHC Cask Bogie Local Control Panel, FIHC/Unbolting area Personnel Access Key Interlock System, Cask Storage Hall Personnel Access Key Interlock System, Gamma Interlock Monitoring System, FIHC Control System Software);
d) integrated tests performed according to KTA norms in a dedicated tower replying real dimension of the Hot Cell
The FIHC Handling system is part of the Interim Spent Fuel Store facility which is used to store casks containing spent fuel bundles and fuel bundle overpack sleeves (i.e. lidded canisters containing mechanical damaged fuel bundles). It provides the required handling functions within the Fuel Inspection Hot Cell area to enable casks to be brought from the cask storage hall to the hot cell via a cask service station (where cask preparation is undertaken) and also, to allow the individual fuel bundles or overpack sleeves to be removed from the old casks, inspected and re-stored into the casks containing the new 32M basket.