A consortium formed by Spain’s Tecnatom, along with US-based Westinghouse and Spain’s ENUSA, has renewed its contract to provide the Integrated Refuelling Outages Activities Service at the Ascó I and II and Vandellós II NPPs in Spain for the next three years.

Tecnatom said on 23 December, the service aims to coordinate between the plant and the different contractor companies the performance of the reactor primary circuit inspection services and all the work relating to the movement of nuclear fuel, which implies a large part of the critical path activities in each refuelling outage. These activities have been carried out since 2003, when they were first performed at the Vandellós II plant.