Front & back end cycle

With 40 years experience in front and back end cycles in the nuclear industry, as far as the dismantling process.

REEL supplies handling equipment and complete systems for the front and back end cycles in nuclear power plants, as well as for laboratories and research reactors. Within these fields, the environmental restrictions on irradiated media render direct interventions on or around the equipment impossible.

REEL has built up a solid foundation of experience, under all conditions, to guarantee the functioning and repair of equipment within the irradiated zone. Our solutions take into account the strict design requirements (safety, containment, radiological protection, the release of heat, space and reduced access) as well as operational restrictions (operational safety, accurate positioning, automated remote control, ability to undertake repairs, integrated logistical support).

Front end fuel cycle

REEL provides process and handling equipment for uranium enrichment and fuel manufacturing installations.

References:

  • GB2 plant, AREVA’s new plant, designed to enrich and manufacture MOX fuel.
  • Hot cell lifting unit.
  • Semi-polar crane for experimental chamber and vacuum boxes for the LMJ installation’s laser lines run by the CEA/DAM.

 

Back end fuel cycle

REEL produces process and handling equipment for re-processing sites as well as lifting units for hot cells in installations used for the packaging, treatment and storage of nuclear waste.

This equipment is based upon proven technologies in order to provide the highest possible levels of availability in difficult operating conditions with extremely restricted access. These technologies require the reliability and redundancy of components, their compatibility with irradiated environments and electro-magnetic compatibility.

An important part of the design involves monitoring and system automation. The equipment is controlled jointly by hard-wired logic and programmable electronics (PLCs, controllers, digital systems). REEL closely monitors future developments of all software used.

References:

  •  Nuclearized cranes for the dismantling of the Phénix fast breeder reactor and the high level waste silo in the La Hague reprocessing plant.
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Specialised cranes designer and manufacturer : MC Levage in Hoist magazine

HPC Excellence Awards : NFM Systems nominated for «Supply Chain – Best international Supplier»

1959 : REEL’s “Jumbo” dig the Mont-Blanc tunnel

50 years ago  : 1959 - The « Jumbo » of REEL dig the Mont-Blanc tunnel.

REEL COH celebrates its 50th anniversary !

REEL COH, eader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of handling and lifting Equipment : 50 years anniversary !