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14.10.2016

Czech SÚRAO to take advantage of Finnish expert services in their final disposal project

The Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority SÚRAO will procure knowhow, which is accumulated during Posiva's final disposal project, for the final disposal of radioactive waste in the Czech Republic. The four-year service contract is worth EUR 2.75 million.

The services will be provided by Posiva's subsidiary, Posiva Solutions Oy, together with a Finnish engineering company Saanio & Riekkola Oy. Other suppliers in the project will be SKB International AB from Sweden and Geological Survey of Finland.

- We in the Czech Republic are now in the first phase of our geological investigation on seven preselected sites. By 2025, we should select the final locality for our deep geological repository (DGR). We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with the Finnish experts. We expect advisory work mainly in updating our siting strategy, developing our disposal concept and DGR design and in improving the Safety Case of the disposal concept. Furthermore, we are looking forward to getting support in the environmental impact assessments and in facilitating communication with our stakeholders and increasing DGR acceptability, Jiří Slovák, Director of SÚRAO, says.
 
- This contract is a significant step in utilizing Finnish nuclear waste management expertise globally. Commercial exploitation of Posiva's experience gained in the ONKALO project is well underway. Earlier this year, we have received assignments from several countries and also from Finland, Mika Pohjonen, Managing Director of Posiva Solutions, says.


For more information, please contact:
Mika Pohjonen, Managing Director, Posiva Solutions Oy, Tel. +358 40 525 1417
Jiří Slovák, Managing Director, SÚRAO, Tel. +420 221 421 511

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