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Orano NPS operates worldwide on the nuclear material transport market. Its complete range of packaging and its know-how in organizing specialised transport are sources of decisive expertise for safe and secure transport.
Orano NPS also offers high added-value services to its customers, such as training, technical assistance, and regulatory monitoring.
Orano NPS organizes and carries out 5,000 transport missions each year on behalf of its customers, whether nuclear power plants, fuel cycle manufacturers, or research institutions.
With more than 60 years of experience in the transport of nuclear materials, Orano NPS offers unparalleled expertise in transport risk management. This is particularly the case with supplier qualification, for which we have established a rigorous selection process. This experience, combined with our know-how in the field of Global Acceptance and crisis management, means that we are able to guarantee to our clients the highest standards of safety and security.
Orano NPS is one of the key players in interim dry storage of used light water reactor fuels with nearly 1,500 systems loaded worldwide, primarily in the U.S. (50% market share) and in Europe. Dry storage of used nuclear fuel provides electric utilities with
a competitive, low-cost and secure interim solution using systems designed and qualified to withstand extreme conditions until the used fuel is recycled or placed in permanent storage. Thanks to its unique design and proven capabilities, Orano NPS
offers its customers technologies and services adapted to each market.
Orano NPS offers its customers two main types of storage solutions:
Orano supports some of its suppliers in the manufacture of nuclear fuel packaging. Felix Tsoungui works at the ATB site in Brescia, Italy, and follows up the production of a new packaging after the design phase directed by Orano NPS.
In designing the TN® MW (for Multi-Waste), one of its latest product introductions, Orano NPS committed to a robust "triple-purpose" solution for its customers, making it possible to transport, keep onsite and indefinitely store waste (sludge, resins, metals, etc.) from nuclear sites during operations or dismantling for transport to a treatment site or, again, direct to a permanent storage site. This versatility makes it possible to side-step intermediate waste reconditioning operations, helping ensure safety and cost control.