Exelon Generation Company, LLC Selects HI-STORM FW For Use At Clinton Power Station

Holtec International is pleased to announce the Company has signed a contract with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to provide the HI-STORM FW (Holtec International Storage Module Flood and Wind) Dry Cask Storage System containing the MPC-89 for deployment at Clinton Power Station (Clinton), located near Clinton, Illinois. Exelon’s selection of Holtec’s highest capacity dry cask storage system, marks Exelon’s first implementation of the HI-STORM FW, enabling Clinton to store 89 used fuel assemblies in oversized storage cells with as little as three (3) years of cooling time. (more…)

Comments Off on Exelon Generation Company, LLC Selects HI-STORM FW For Use At Clinton Power Station
Holtec’s Orrvilon Fabrication Facility Breaks New Ground in Friction Stir Welding of Metal Matrix Composites
Friction Stir Welding of an MPC Basket at Orrvilon (Non-Anodized)

Holtec’s Orrvilon Fabrication Facility Breaks New Ground in Friction Stir Welding of Metal Matrix Composites

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our Friction Stir Welding (FSW) development program for joining Metamic-HT®; a nano-particle reinforced Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) that serves both as the neutron absorber and as the structural material of the fuel baskets in Holtec’s latest model Multi-Purpose Canisters (MPC) and transportation casks.  The successful demonstration and qualification of the joining process, the development of which began in earnest after the certification of Metamic-HT by the USNRC in 2009, now gives Orrvilon the option to utilize FSW instead of the previously planned Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding process. (more…)

Comments Off on Holtec’s Orrvilon Fabrication Facility Breaks New Ground in Friction Stir Welding of Metal Matrix Composites

Three Decades of Relentless Drive for Technology Improvement Cements Holtec’s Role as the World’s Preeminent Fuel Storage Rack Supplier

Holtec has continued its technology leadership in the wet storage of nuclear fuel this past year with new contracts for development of high density racks for the latest generation reactors (APR-1400 and ABWR), for capacity expansion at operating plants, and for site construction services in which the Company has a storied past of heroic achievements going back to the 1980’s. A new milestone in site services was reached last month when the Company successfully de-gassed storage cells at a U.S. Nuclear Plant using remote means, liberating eight (8) used fuel assemblies that had lain entrapped in constricted storage cells for decades. Other pioneering undertakings in 2012 included analyses (and technical solutions, as needed) of Fukushima inspired events such as severe earthquakes, boron dilution, postulated loss of water, and energy impacts of wind born projectiles entering the spent fuel pool. A new passive pool cooling technology, named HI-COOL, was also developed for retrofit at operating plants. (more…)

Comments Off on Three Decades of Relentless Drive for Technology Improvement Cements Holtec’s Role as the World’s Preeminent Fuel Storage Rack Supplier
A Steady Output of Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Power Plants from Holtec’s Power Plant Components Division (PPCD)
Two (2) Low Pressure Feedwater Heaters for a PWR South Carolina

A Steady Output of Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Power Plants from Holtec’s Power Plant Components Division (PPCD)

We are pleased to note, over the past two years, Holtec’s Power Plant Component Division (PPCD) has emerged as a prominent supplier of heat transfer equipment for Nuclear Power Plants. PPCD has designed, fabricated, and supplied numerous heat exchangers and other heat transfer equipment for Nuclear Power Plants based in the U.S. and overseas. Each piece of heat transfer equipment identified below was fabricated at Holtec’s Manufacturing Division (HMD) located in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. HMD is a 657,000 sq. feet state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, holding ASME stamps including Section VIII, Section III (Nuclear) and ISO certifications. (more…)

Comments Off on A Steady Output of Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Power Plants from Holtec’s Power Plant Components Division (PPCD)
Double Wall Canister to Store & Transport Used Nuclear Fuel Enters Production at the Holtec Manufacturing Division in Pittsburgh
DWC Manufacturing Station in the Fabrication Bay at HMD

Double Wall Canister to Store & Transport Used Nuclear Fuel Enters Production at the Holtec Manufacturing Division in Pittsburgh

We are pleased to announce the start of manufacturing of the latest Holtec nuclear storage and transport container, a version designed for Ukraine, christened the Double Wall Canister (DWC).

Comments Off on Double Wall Canister to Store & Transport Used Nuclear Fuel Enters Production at the Holtec Manufacturing Division in Pittsburgh
America’s Only NRC Licensed Consolidated Interim Storage Facility, Anchored on the HI-STORM Technology, Felled by Politics
Analysis of F‐16 Crash into HI‐STORM Array

America’s Only NRC Licensed Consolidated Interim Storage Facility, Anchored on the HI-STORM Technology, Felled by Politics

We regret to report that the country’s first NRC licensed consolidated interim storage facility planned for the Goshute reservation in Skull Valley, Utah, by Private Fuel Storage, LLC (PFS, LLC) has ceased due to opposition from the Department of Interior. PFS, LLC, an entrepreneurial group consisting of eight utilities in February 2006, secured a hard won approval from the NRC to build an autonomous consolidated interim storage facility comprised of up to 4,000 HI-STORM 100 systems, capable of storing a total of 40,000 tons of uranium. During the licensing process (1997-2006), the state of Utah litigated PFS’s application before the NRC and following approval in 2006, appealed NRC licensing decisions to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. (more…)

Comments Off on America’s Only NRC Licensed Consolidated Interim Storage Facility, Anchored on the HI-STORM Technology, Felled by Politics

Bidding Farewell to 2012; Welcoming 2013

We mark the passing of year 2012 with a sense of satisfaction derived from numerous new accomplishments and milestones for our Company garnered by the diligence and perseverance of our associates here in the U.S. and overseas. We extend our year-end greetings to our clients, our personnel at all eight operation centers, and our suppliers who have helped make 2012 a memorable year of solid achievements for our Company. (more…)

Comments Off on Bidding Farewell to 2012; Welcoming 2013