VINCI wins contract to dismantle nuclear reactors in Sweden
2 February 2024 - 8:30 am - New contracts - Sweden
• A 6-year contract
• More than 30,000 tonnes of materials
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Nuvia, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, a major contract on its programme to dismantle units 1 and 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden.
Nuvia will remove, inspect and sort the radioactive and other materials currently inside the reactor buildings.
The works will be carried out from 2025 to 2031 and involve up to 400 people.
Nuvia, which is active in Sweden through its subsidiary Nuvia Nordic AB, has taken part in most of the country’s nuclear dismantling projects so far. In 2022, Nuvia had already won the contract (lot 5) to dismantle the large elements of the primary circuit of one of the plant's two units.
The Ringhals plant is on Sweden’s western coast, about 60 km south of Gothenburg. It produced 220 TWh of electricity between its commissioning (1976) and the final shutdown of unit 1 (2020), equivalent to the city's total electricity consumption over the same period. Ringhals’ reactors 3 and 4 continue to supply about 12% of the country’s electricity.
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