New cask of ROBATEL Industries - R79 Type B

Adélaide Robin
r79 cask

It all started when the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG), the operator of the Petten nuclear reactor in the Netherlands, decided to transport its historic waste. More than a year of technical development, assistance in defining their needs and commercial negotiation before reaching the first contract which was signed in 2014 with this new ROBATEL’s customer – NRG. The order consisted of the definition and manufacture of 6 IP2 and Type B packaging. The objective was to transport the historical waste from the Netherlands to the repackaging center in Belgium. These casks are part of a major waste treatment project in Netherlands. From design to manufacturing, through drop tests, boiler and casting operations, the development of Fenosol foam exactly for R79, it took three years and a half to come 6 units of R79 out. The safety file was accepted and the 6 casks had left Genas (next to Lyon) in April 2018.