Areva TN has launched the NUHOMS Matrix advanced used nuclear fuel storage overpack, which it says “addresses the challenges faced by its customers in storing used fuel safely, efficiently and competitively”. The system can reduce the footprint of on-site interim fuel storage facilities by almost 50%, the company says. 

Areva TN’s NUHOMS Matrix system (Image: Areva)

Areva’s NUHOMS dry shielded storage canisters store used fuel in a horizontal position contained within a sturdy, low-profile, reinforced concrete structure.

The company says the use of the Matrix system – a unique two-level horizontal and modular set-up – reduces the footprint of a storage facility by 45%. This in turn, it says, reduces storage pad construction costs.

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