Cavendish Nuclear have announced the award of a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to support decommissioning of the fast reactor at Monju, Japan.
The contract builds on experience of decommissioning fast reactors in the UK, passing on the lessons learned to save time and cost in decommissioning in Japan and ensure the highest levels of safety and environmental protection.
Cavendish Nuclear is part of a UK team working with JAEA that will use the skills and experience gained during the ongoing decommissioning of the fast reactors at Dounreay, which are at an advanced stage of clean-out and dismantling.
The main elements of the contract with JAEA involve the technical support for creating a lifetime plan for the decommissioning of Monju and a feasibility study into the treatment of sodium coolant from the Monju site.
Mark Rouse, president of Cavendish Nuclear in Japan said “This is a great opportunity to showcase the talent and experience developed over many years in the UK and demonstrates how Cavendish Nuclear can support other countries to decommission their sites in a safe manner.”