The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant is looking for a company that could prepare a general concept for a deep geological repository for 0.57 million euros, VAT included.
Applications are accepted until November 27.
“The concept will identify the main principles, solutions, technologies, methods, engineering components, measures, a general plan for implementation and a general budget for the final management of spent nuclear fuel and other long-lived radioactive waste,” Natalija Survila-Glebova, head of communications, at the Ignalina NPP, told BNS.
Lithuania plans to install the deep repository in the second half of this century. It will contain spent nuclear fuel, metal reactor structures, some fuel assemblies, control rods, spent graphite and other waste.
The construction of the repository has been estimated to cost 1 billion euros and its exploitation – another 900 million euros.
The Ignalina facility was shut down in late 2009 and its decommissioning process was launched the following year and is expected to last until 2038.
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