Nuclear equipment and handling systems supplier to the energy industry, Holtec International, has chosen Enerpac to design, fabricate and commission a 170 tonne capacity vertical cask transporter (VCT).
It will be used to handle and transport spent nuclear fuel storage casks on site at a storage facility. The VCT combines the lifting capability of a telescopic hydraulic gantry system with the flexibility of a self propelled modular transporter (SPMT). The VCT will provide Holtec with a system for safely handling and transporting casks at a spent nuclear fuel storage facility.
Mart Hinnen, Enerpac director of projects and engineering, said, “It is especially suited to handling casks where space restrictions rule out the use of a crane, or if companies are looking for a completely integrated lift and transport system.”
Features of the VCT include normal, crab, 90 degree, and auto-rotation turn and drive capability. The design of the cab allows the operator to face the direction of travel. There is an hydraulically operated clamp to secure the cask for transport.