Orano NPS nuclear packaging is designed by our Engineering - Research & Development teams to ensure the protection of people and the environment in all circumstances, throughout the fuel cycle, whatever the transport mode.
Orano NPS experts design packaging, tools and associated equipment based on optimization studies of materials, radiation protection, criticality, mechanical and thermal behavior.
Licensing : Orano NPS experts manage the licensing process with nuclear safety authorities around the world.
Testing : Orano NPS resources are dedicated to carrying out tests in accordance with IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) regulations.
«Packaging that meets the highest level of requirements in performance, safety and security »
The TN Eagle is a new-generation “dual purpose” packaging for both transport and storage of used fuel anywhere in the world.
To meet customer needs, our engineers have conceived a packaging that is truly a technological breakthrough. The TN Eagle has 10 times fewer components compared to previous packaging, accelerating manufacturing times. Its containment shell is made of thick forged steel without any welding or machining for greater robustness. Designed without a trunnion, the TN Eagle benefits from a unique tilting/handling system. The modular design makes it possible to adapt the TN Eagle dimensions to the requirements and constraints of our customers.
The ASN (French Nuclear Safety Authority) has granted the TN Eagle a transport license. Approval by the NRC (American Safety Authority) is pending.
Located in North Carolina, the TNF plant includes 80 experts and two manufacturing workshops: an assembly and welding workshop for the manufacture of canisters for NUHOMS dry storage modules and a second workshop dedicated to manufacturing the UX30 and the DN30 for the transport of enriched uranium (UF6).
Orano supports some of its suppliers in the manufacturing of nuclear fuel transport packaging. Felix Tsoungui works at the ATB site in Brescia, Italy, monitoring the manufacturing of new packaging after the design phase carried out by Orano NPS.
Orano NPS is present worldwide in the market of nuclear material transport. Its complete range of packaging and its know-how in the organization of specialized transport constitute a decisive expertise in completely safe and secure transport.
Orano NPS also offers its customers high value-added expertise, technical assistance, training and regulatory monitoring services.
Orano NPS organizes and carries out 6,000 shipments each year for its customers: nuclear electricity utilities, fuel cycle manufacturers or research institutes.
With its exceptional equipment (150 trucks, including 70 dedicated to heavy packaging, 65 special wagons), Orano NPS has established long-term partnerships with approved shipping and airline companies.
Orano NPS expertise covers the entire nuclear cycle:
Back end shipments (spent fuel, plutonium oxide, Mox fuel, low and high level waste in particular) are highly specialized requiring sophisticated means mastered by Orano NPS for more than 60 years. We offer our customers safe and proven solutions with a fleet of specialized packaging, equipment and means for road, rail and maritime transport.
Orano NPS has expertise in transporting heavy components and indivisible masses, as well as in exceptional transport.
With more than 60 years of experience in the transport of nuclear materials, Orano NPS offers unparalleled expertise in the management of transport-related risks. This is particularly the case in the qualification of our suppliers for which we have established a rigorous selection process. This, combined with our crisis prevention and management know-how, means that we can guarantee our customers the highest standards of safety and security.
In an effort to optimize waste management costs, Orano NPS offers nuclear operators safe and optimized solutions for packaging, transport and/or storage of all categories of waste from operations and dismantling:
These solutions can include adaptations of pre-existing packaging or the development of new packaging with options adapted to customer needs.
By designing the TN® MW (Multi Waste), the latest of its products, Orano NPS is committing to a robust “Triple purpose” solution to transport and store waste (sludge, resins, metals, etc.) from nuclear sites, either in operation or being dismantled, to another site.
The TN® MW packaging also provides a safe and long-lasting solution for final storage sites.
This versatility makes it possible to avoid intermediate waste reconditioning operations, guaranteeing safety and optimizing costs.