Orano, JNFL sign support services agreement

12 July 2018

Orano and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) have strengthened their relationship since end of December 2017 with a Support Services Agreement covering the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP) and the MOX fabrication Plant (J-MOX).

Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant

Source: JNFL

Within this new framework, Orano and JNFL have signed two contracts for the support of J-MOX, currently under construction at the Rokkasho-Mura site, in Northern Japan.

In the first contract, 20 experts from Orano Melox and Orano Projects will provide until April 2019 a technical review for J-MOX key equipment, focused on maintainability, operation and product quality.

In the second contract, Melox experts will deliver their experience feedback of maintenance on some Melox equipment, similar to those planned for J-MOX.

Other contracts will follow to accompany the different steps of J-MOX building in order to support JNFL for the start-up phase and to improve its expected operational performance.