In a Context of a public competition, CERTIFER was appointed to realize safety assessment of new branch line allowing the transport of radioactive waste packages from the French rail network to the Cigeo disposal center.
Cigéo is the French project of deep geological disposal facility for radioactive waste. It’s designed to bury those high and intermediate-level long-lived waste produced by all French nuclear facilities and by the processing of spent fuel used in nuclear power plants.
This mission ordered by Andra - Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs (National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management) concerns creation of new branch line connecting Cigéo disposal center with national rail Network. This branch line will be used first for the transport of site construction materials and then for the transport of radioactive waste.
Certifer’s main mission will be to assess the safety level from subsystems design to the operation of global system.