AREVA to dismantle Swedish research reactors

AREVA has been awarded a contract by SVAFO to dismantle the R2-0 and R2 research reactors located near Nyköping, Sweden. 

With a capacity of 1 and 50MW respectively, these two reactors ended operations in 2005 following approximately 45 years of service. This is the first dismantling project to take place in Sweden since the 1980s.

Under this contract, AREVA will prepare a detailed project schedule and disassemble the two reactors. The group will also measure the radiation level of the components and package them in the appropriate storage casks before returning them to the customer.

The work on site is expected to begin in the first half of 2015.