For 50 years, the Orano la Hague site has developed valuable know-how to offer utilities a way to recycle their fuel after it has been used in nuclear power plants, recovering its radioactive materials for use in fresh fuel.
Within this nuclear site, a large number of cells present a very high level of radiations (rated zone 4); hence the in situ process has to be remotely controlled by means of radiation tolerant TV inspection systems. Such systems include a Pan &Tilt unit permitting, with the TV camera and lights they carry, an omnidirectional viewing.
As a solution, ECA Group proposed its remotely controlled radiation tolerant Pan &Tilt unit VSLT346NiTM, offering also a remote handling of the viewing camera.
ECA Group has been granted a framework agreement for the supply of 20 of these P&T units, with a phased delivery program over the next two years.
A first order has been received for the delivery of 7 units in spring 2018.
Orano is the new name of the french company Areva, following a refocus on all of its activities on the nuclear fuel cycle. Orano offers products and services from mining to dismantling, as well as in conversion, enrichment, recycling, logistics and engineering.
Remotely controlled radiation tolerant Pan &Tilt unit VSLT346NiTM