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First concrete pour construction pit PALLAS-reactor a fact

4 May 2023

Work has started on the realisation of the construction pit for the PALLAS-reactor. Using special excavation techniques, so-called diaphragm walls are being placed into which the concrete will then be poured. PALLAS Programme Director Peter Dijk had the honor of giving the starting signal for the first pour: ,,With this we are taking another big step towards being able to start building the new PALLAS-reactor. Now that all the necessary permits are in place, we can proceed with the realisation of the construction pit in which the PALLAS-reactor will be built.” The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 and the construction pit will be ready for the next phase, the actual construction of the reactor.

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Nuclear Energy Act licence for PALLAS-reactor effective

12 April 2023

The Nuclear Energy Act licence comes into effect, and the works on the Pit & Foundation may start. Peter Dijk, PALLAS-programme director: “We are very pleased with this important milestone. The PALLAS-team has been working hard in recent years to submit the application for the license of the PALLAS-reactor. With this licence, we can proceed with the preparatory work for the final realisation of the PALLAS-reactor.” 

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Tractebel and NRG|PALLAS join forces to support nuclear new-build in the Netherlands

17 March 2023

Today, Tractebel and NRG|PALLAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate to support the new-build of nuclear power plants in the Netherlands. The signing was held at the Embassy of Belgium in The Hague in the presence of the Belgian Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs Anick van Calster – on the sidelines of the Belgium – Netherlands Nuclear Summit.

Bertholt Leeftink, CEO NRG|PALLAS: “I am convinced that cooperation is a key element in realising such an ambitious project. Tractebel has an excellent track record in the field of nuclear engineering. Together, with our competences in nuclear consultancy and our experience as a project management organisation, Tractebel and NRG|PALLAS form a complete set of capabilities. From the initial feasibility study towards contract management and operational readiness Tractebel and NRG|PALLAS possess a full capacity to facilitate the ambitious plan of the Dutch Government.”

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