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Technical Tours

The following technical tours will be made available to the IYNC2014 conference participants. In order to register for a technical tour, select it during the registration process.

Tour 1 – Heavy Components Factory (ENSA)

ENSA

ENSA

ENSA is a worldwide leader in the supply of manufactured equipment and services for the civil nuclear industry, contributing to generate clean energy for the planet.

ENSA factory is located in the north of Spain, in Maliaño (Cantabria), 9 km from Santander city. ENSA manufactures components in compliance with the most exigent standards, regulations and customer requirements. They are world leaders in supplying steam generators for nuclear power plants. They also supply reactor vessels, reactor vessel cover heads, reactor vessel internals, reactor vessel supports, casks for fuel storage and/or transportation, racks for fuel, nozzles for fuel and heat exchangers.

Tour participants will visit the facility where the NSSS (Nuclear Steam Supply System) components are manufactured and the Advanced Technology Centre, which offers services and solutions on fields as metrology, calibrations, metalurgic tests, metallografic tests, mechanical tests, non-destructive examinations, chemical analysis, welders and welding procedures qualifications, material investigations, robotic and automatizations, etc.

Tour 2 – Fuel Assembly Factory (ENUSA)

ENUSA

ENUSA

ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas, S.A. focuses on the design, manufacture and supply of fuel assemblies to Spanish and international power plants. Enusa’s core business is the front end of the nuclear cycle, which includes everything from the management and supply of enriched uranium to fuel manufacturing, as well as provision of engineering services and fuel services to the nuclear power plants.

Present in the town of Juzbado, in the province of Salamanca, since 1985, the Enusa fuel assembly factory is one of the most innovative in Europe, as it incorporates latest generation technology that optimizes resources and protects the environment. The center has a specialized, highly qualified team that covers the entire fuel production cycle: uranium supply and storage, and logistics of the components required for manufacturing, fuel production, product quality control, development of equipment for PWR, BWR and VVER product manufacturing and management of logistics and distribution to the plants throughout Europe.

Participants will tour the main areas of Enusa fuel assembly factory:

  • Ceramic area, in which the powder of uranium oxide and/or uranium oxide plus gadolinium is turned into high density sintered pellets.
  • Mechanical area: which ranges from the loading of the pellets in the rods to the manufacturing of the fuel assembly.

Tour 3 – Santa María de Garoña Nuclear Power Plant

Santa María de Garoña NPP

Santa María de Garoña NPP

The Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant is located the meander formed by the Ebro river in the surroundings of the town that gave its name to the site, in the Tobalina valley in the province of Burgos. On March 2nd 1971, Santa María de Garoña was connected to the national electricity grid, achieving full power 27 days later, with 460,000 gross electric kilowatts, which correspond to 1,381,000 thermal kilowatts, the greatest amount installed in Europe at that date.

This location complies with the necessary requisites for an energy production site, such as being equidistant and near to the consumer centers and to their large networks and substations, the proximity of an abundant water flow for the refrigeration of the site, good meterological, geological and seismic conditions, and access points that allow for the components to arrive at the site. The nuclear power plant has a Series 3 Boiling Water Reactor and Mark I type containment, and produces 466 MW of electric power, supplied by the North American firm General Electric Company.

Tour 4 – Control Room Simulators (TECNATOM)

TECNATOM

TECNATOM

TECNATOM is an engineering company which was established in order to support the construction, commissioning and operation of the Spanish nuclear power plants belonging to the electricity companies. The company focuses on developing its own technologies which would be applied to its in service inspection activities in the nuclear power plants and aimed at providing training programmes for the plant operators themselves.

TECNATOM provides integral training services with the ultimate objective of incorporating personnel with a high level of qualification capable of competently fulfilling a job post at the plant, this including the processes of recruiting, selection, contracting and training of the candidates. Simulators are an essential resource for training, operation and engineering at industrial facilities.

Participants will visit one of the TECNATOM simulator located in the facilities of San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid). They will be able to make a real operating simulation – achieve criticality in the nuclear reactor, up-power, turbine roll, parallel to the grid- and, even, an emergency simulation.

Tour 5 – José Cabrera Nuclear Power Plant under decommissioning & dismantling

José Cabrera NPP

José Cabrera NPP

The José Cabrera nuclear power plant is located in the municipal area of Almonacid de Zorita (province of Guadalajara) in the region known as the Alcarria, on the banks of the river Tajo. It was the first Spanish nuclear power plant in operation. Construction began in 1965 and the plant was connected to the grid in 1969. It consists of a pressurized water reactor, a closed cooling loop, a turbine-generator set with an electrical output of 160 MWe, and all the auxiliary systems required for operation. The plant final shut-down, on April 2006, marked the beginning of a three-year period of preparing the facility for dismantling and, at the same time, a temporary nuclear waste storage facility has been constructed.

Now, dismantling and decommissioning work is in progress. Visitors will have the opportunity to know how the activities are being performed.

Tour 6 – TJII Stellarator & Neutron Pattern Laboratory (CIEMAT)

CIEMAT

CIEMAT

Visitors will have the chance to visit TJII Stellarator, designed on the basis of calculations performed by the team of physicists and engineers of CIEMAT, in collaboration with The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, USA) and the Institut für PlasmaPhysik at Garchin (IPP, Germany). The objective of the experimental program of TJII is to investigate the physics of a device with a helical magnetic axis having a great flexibility in its magnetic configuration, and to contribute to the international effort regarding the study of magnetic confinement devices for fusion.

Afterwards, visitors will visit a new facility, the Neutron Pattern Laboratory, which will allow calibrating neutron measurement devices, as well as, assigning neutron dose or irradiating materials and equipment with well known fluences or doses.

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