Deposition Machines for the Final Storage of Spent Fuel Elements 

Deposition machine SKB, Äspö / Sweden
The machine was developed and manufactured by Babcock Noell for the demonstration final waste disposal site of SKB / Sweden.

The final storage vessels made of copper are transported in a shielded vessel and after a swivelling process sunk in drill holes in the floor of the tunnel.

A cost-saving of several million Euro was achieved by the compact construction of the machine, which lead to a minimizing of the tunnel diameter.

Technical characteristics:

Length: 11,8 m
Width: 4,2 m
Weight:  approx. 160 to
Weight of the copper canisters 29 to


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