• Technical Tours

  • Technical Tours

    Four Technical Tours are already planned:
     
    • ORANO Cycle La Hague
    • ORANO Cycle MELOX
    • Framatome Romans-sur-Isère
    • CEA Cadarache
               



  • ORANO Cycle La Hague


    As part of its nuclear activities, Orano La Hague site provides the first steps of used nuclear fuel recycling. This plant is the largest nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in the world. Of about 96 % of used fuel can be recovered providing nuclear reactor reprocessed fuel for electricity production.
    As a whole more than 34,000 tons of fuel have been reprocessed at Orano La Hague. Orano nuclear fuel reprocessing activities are at the hand of high qualified employees. Orano employees are committed to sustainable and responsible approaches by optimizing the use of nuclear energy thru nuclear fuel reprocessing. 

    http://www.orano.group/en/orano-home​
     
  • ORANO Cycle MELOX

    The Orano MELOX recycling plant, located at Marcoule, South France, produces Mox fuel assemblies made from a blend of uranium oxide and plutonium developed from spent fuel. They are intended to supply light water reactors for electricity production.
  • Framatome Romans-sur-Isère

    The Framatome Romans site is a fuel fabrication plant. Located about 5 km of Romans-sur-Isère (south of France), the Romans-sur-Isère facility is dedicated to the fuel assemblies fabrication for nuclear power reactors and research reactors. 

    http://www.framatome.com/EN/businessnews-135/framatome-fuel-business-unit--the-areva-np-romans-site.html
     
  • CEA Cadarache

    Cadarache is one of the nine research centers of CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission). Its activities are dedicated to nuclear energy (fission and fusion), new technologies for energy and biology.

    http://www.cea.fr/english
     
  • Information

    The number of visitors for each tour is limited (~ 15 – 20 people). Registration for the Technical Tours has to be made during the registration for the congress. An additional cost is requested to participate.

    These Technical Tours require an approval, as those industrial sites are restricted areas. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. A notification of acceptance to the technical tours will be sent prior to the payment of the congress registration fee.
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