“Specialized Nuclear Services” (SNS) - Capabilities and Solutions
2480 Dessel - Belgium
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“Specialized Nuclear Services” (SNS) consti- tuted by the companies Transnubel / Tecnubel is the expert in nuclear integrated solutions since 1969 and is the value for money solution- partner for processing radioactive materials onsite or offsite. Since more than a decade, SNS has shifted its operations to successfully become a specialist contractor in decontamination, dismantling and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The current structure allows to plan in an early stage the projects, to train and qualify execution personnel, to manage and supervise execution of the project on a broad spectrum of activities from dismantling & decontami-nation over radiological measurements and characterization until waste management and free release of materials and buildings.
The unique capability to provide end-to-end packaging, associated equipment and nuclear logistics, completes the service offering of SNS. Our engineering teams focus on having the most effective and efficient technologies and processes to deliver optimal and most cost-effective service for the client. Our activities are summarized in the picture here:
Since many years, SNS invested in know-how and technologies to grow to become the highly integrated solutions and service provider of today.
Tecnubel, as part of SNS, supports various nuclear players in their development of a complete Safety Culture by offering radiological protection, consultancy and safety training services. At Tecnubel, health and safety, physical control, nuclear security and quality assurance departments are integrated, which enables to share experiences and skills. It relies on a strong physical control department to circulate the principles of a good Nuclear Safety Culture throughout the complete organization.
Tecnubel also benefits from the training expertise, to meet internal requirements for the development of the staff. The introduction of a single Human Resources department and implementation of a «training and skills» procedure that applies to the whole company, enables exchange and a faster availability of skills. Tecnubel has become the contractor for Nuclear Safety Culture training at the Belgian Doel nuclear power plant. From the beginning of 2020, it operates a prevention fire service at Doel. This service is assured by a team of 40 Fire Safety Officers, operating 24h/24. Tecnubel obtained authorization to operate a nuclear installation in Dessel (Belgium) in order to carry out maintenance, decommissi-oning and decontamination works, as well as to store contaminated radioactive materials there. In 2018, Tecnubel also received an operating license for a second installation, equipped as a workshop and located at Villers-le-Bouillet (close to the Tihange NPP), to decontaminate and condition equipment and material from nuclear installations from Belgium, and from abroad. With these facilities, Tecnubel also has additional controlled areas for storing the equipment needed for overhaul of the NPPs.
Recently, it finished successfully the decom-missioning of the Framatome owned FBFC fuel facility and won the contract for the decommissioning of the ONSF (old Best Medical production site) Fleurus nuclear site - both in Belgium. With these new achievements, Tecnubel continues to gain useful and practical experiences to help German operators and institutions in their decommissioning challenges. To conclude, Tecnubel is your partner from the beginning of your project until the end and offers a full spectrum of technical skills and capabilities in the field of decontamination and dismantling.