Cyclife Sweden AB, a subsidiary of Cyclife Groupe EDF, has been awarded an eight year contract to treat metallic wastes, approximately 15 000 tons coming from the decommissioning program of four reactor units in Sweden: Oskarshamn 1 and 2, and Barsebäck 1 and 2.This new contract won by Cyclife confirms the leading role played in Europe by Cyclife in treating and recycling metal waste.

Uniper has taken the nuclear power stations Oskarshamn 1 and 2, Barsebäck 1 and 2  out of operation between 1999 and 2017. The power stations will be subject to decommissioning which will generate material and waste that needs special treatments. Cyclife Sweden AB will provide to Uniper innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient radioactive waste management solutions.
 “For Cyclife, this agreement means a partnership with Uniper where we further develop the treatment process, but also deliver services early in the project where we help Uniper prepare and maximize the conditions for clearance and recycling”, says Henrik Modéer, MD of Cyclife Sweden.
Cyclife will be in charge of sorting, categorization and treatment of materials and waste from the decommissioning projects at Oskarshamn and Barsebäck. It will be a co-operation work on the power plant sites: Cyclife will support Uniper on optimizing the sorting prior transportation to its facility in Nyköping. Then Cyclife Sweden will treat the metals using different methods to separate the radioactivity from the metal and to prove that it meets the strict requirements for recycling back to industry after clearance at its own site. “Through this framework agreement with Cyclife, we expect to make annual calls of between 1,500 tonnes and 2,500 tonnes until 2027. This is a good example of the synergy effects we gain by coordinating dismantling and demolition of the closed reactors at Oskarshamn and Barsebäcksverket”, says Johan Dasht, MD of Oskarshamns Kraftgrupp AB.
About Uniper
Uniper is a leading international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries and around 11,000 employees globally. Its business is the secure provision of energy and related services. Its main activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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