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Plutonium Processing at the Siemens Hanau Fuel Fabrication Plant

Jürgen Krellmann

Nuclear Technology

Volume 102 / Number 1 / April 1993 / Pages 18-28


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The vast amount of experience accumulated to date in the fabrication ofplutonium fuel assemblies and the course taken by the protracted licensing procedure is outlined. A description of the processes applied and the plant equipment at the existing fabrication facility is provided. The two new production lines, including ancillary systems with a planned annual capacity of 120 tonnes of mixed oxide, are also described. The current status of implementation with all licenses granted is also presented.

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