Storage and handling of nuclear waste

Montair has a wide range of options to ensure that nuclear waste is handled as little as possible, whilst ensuring that handling is as safe as possible.

We supply:

Transport containers and transport drumsen

Montair develops and constructs a range of drums and containers for the transport of nuclear waste streams. We design each transport container in close cooperation with you. Each unique transport packaging is a carefully considered design that depends on the specific nature of the medium that needs to be transported and the requisite radiological shielding. Container shielding can be made of cast steel, rolled steel, steel with lead granulate, or cast lead. If required, Montair can provide packaging in a standard transport unit (e.g. a 20’ container) as well as all requisite permits and inspections.

Handling of nuclear waste

When it comes to handling nuclear contaminated products or waste in containers, Montair develops the most extensive range of handling systems, consisting of (semi) automated transport trolleys for caissons, lid manipulators, container grippers, automated contamination detection systems, and mortar filling devices. We’re up for any challenge!

Transport trolleys

Montair has designed both automated and non-automated trolleys for the transport of radioactive products in a shielded environment, helping to reduce contact with nuclear waste for operators and their environment.


Double lid system

Our transport drums are fitted with an inner drum or basket, depending on the use and preference. The drums can be connected to a double lid system to prevent contamination from outside.

Air tight drum filling station

This installation ensures that nuclear spent resins can be safely filled into storage drums. 

The drum is transported via a roller track in a protected cabinet, where it passes two stations. First, a vacuum gripper removes the lid from the drum. At the next stop, the drum is pushed up and is docked to the filling opening. Various sensors ensure that the drum is properly connected, so that it can be safely filled with nuclear spent resins. 

Once this process is complete, the drum lowers again and rolls back to the first station, where the lid is securely replaced. The drum moves out of the cabinet on the roller track and continues in the process, without any operator intervention near the vessel.