We are pleased to announce Holtec International has signed a long-term contract with Union Electric Company (d/b/a Ameren Missouri) to deploy an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation at the Callaway Energy Center. Under the Client Engaged Turnkey contract, Holtec will complete all facets of the engineering, site construction, security, fabrication, as well as pool-to-pad loading services to establish the dry spent fuel storage program at Callaway, located near Reform, Missouri.
The Callaway project will also utilize Holtec’s patented VECASP technology that has emerged as a valuable component for Holtec’s PWR clients (Waterford, Byron, Braidwood, and Vogtle) to keep the overhead crane hook from entering the spent fuel pool during cask loading operations. Upgrade of the crane trolley to single failure proof is also part of Holtec’s work scope. Holtec’s undertaking also includes the supply of one HI-TRAC VW transfer cask and all associated ancillary equipment to load the HISTORM Systems. All equipment will be domestically fabricated at the 500,000-square foot Holtec Manufacturing Division (HMD) facility, located in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania.
Joy Russell, Holtec’s VP of Business Development, thanked Ameren Missouri for placing their confidence in Holtec and added, “As our track record at scores of other nuclear facilities indicates, we are committed to complete Callaway’s first used fuel outage safely, in accordance with ALARA principles, on time and to the satisfaction of the Ameren Missouri Team.”