In The News (2012)

August 13, 2012
Plant Decommissioning Achieves 24-hour Turnaround

While being involved in the Zion Segmentation effort, Plant Decommissioning has been able to provide 24 hour or faster turnaround times on all manufactured parts. In some cases we have received orders at 7am and the required parts have been received on site before the end of the shift.

At Plant Decommissioning we understand how expensive downtime can be. When you have an outage and need parts fast, don't waste time wondering how to get back up and running. Send us a print and get back on schedule. You can contact us here.


April 12, 2012
CHORCE Featured in "Nuclear Decommissioning Report"

The CHORCE machine used at Zion Station has been featured on the cover of the April 2012 issue of the Nuclear Decommissioning Report magazine. PlantD's manufacturing group was contracted by Siempelkamp Nuclear Services (SNS) to design and build the CHORCE and two other turnkey cutting tools to segment the Zion Reactor Vessel Internals.

Written by Steve Larson of Plant Decommissioning and Ron Richards of ZionSolutions, the article explains some of the details of the size reduction process at Zion-2 and the machines involved.

March 5, 2012
Zion Reactor Internals Cutting Begins

This morning, the first cut to segment the Zion Unit-2 Core Barrel was started. A mechanical cutting machine called the "CHORCE" will do a 360-degree cut to sever the flange from the Upper Core Barrel. This marks the first significant cutting of the Reactor Vessel Internals (RVI) at Zion.

The main company of the Group was chosen as the supplier to design and fabricate the CHORCE for Siempelkamp Nuclear Services, Inc. (SNS). The CHORCE is one of three large machines PlantD designed and fabricated for SNS for the Zion Station Decommissioning. All three machines are fully remote and mechanically cut underwater.


January, 2012
Waste Management Symposia WM2012 will be at Booth #706 at the Waste Management 2012 Symposia. We are located next to Energy Solutions by Lounge Area C. The WM2012 exhibition hall will be open Sunday, February 26 through Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.

Please stop by and see all the things that we have done the past year.

Please contact us for more information.


January, 2012
Zion Station Decommissioning 2011 would like to congratulate ZionSolutions for making their milestone of RV head removal and filling the Unit-2 cavity in November of 2011. There can be no doubt that decommissioning activities are in full progress.

(Click here for the ZionSolutions 11-28-2011 Special Edition Newsletter on Cavity Fill)
(Click here for the ZionSolutions 9-29-2011 Weekly Reader Newsletter with decommissioning update)

In 2011, PlantD supported the Zion Unit-2 work with several areas, including these:

Design of RVI Seg Tools On-site Support
Sand Box Covers Half Pipe Seals
CRD Release Tool LSIV Supports
GTCC Liner Stand GTCC Liner Restraint
Cavity Level Meas. Sys. RCS Mockup Pipe

 would like to thank everyone at ZionSolutions for being part of their decommissioning team. We wish Zion Solutions the best of luck in 2012!

Please contact us for more information.

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