We are pleased to announce the launching of Team Holtec, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holtec International, tasked with carrying out the decommissioning and dismantlement of shutdown nuclear plants by deploying the best technologies developed and honed by an elite group of North America’s top nuclear contractors. Team Holtec, LLC is working with the following nuclear companies with sterling reputations (in alphabetical order): Atkins with Faithful and Gould, Beckman & Associates, Inc., Black & Veatch, CN Associates, DP Engineering Ltd. Co., High Bridge Associates, Inc., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Holtec International, Manafort Brothers, Inc., Northwest Demolition & Dismantling, Radiation Safety & Control Services, Sarens Group, Sargent & Lundy, Saulsbury Industries, Canada’s SNC-Lavalin, UTC-Edlow Nuclear Logistics, Inc. and Wachs Services. Additional members from Europe and Asia may be admitted as Team Holtec enters the overseas markets.
Team Holtec envisages each specialty member company to perform its role with the ultimate contractual responsibility for the project’s success vested entirely with Holtec International. No ambiguity with respect to where the buck stops! Holtec Senior VP, Mr. Pierre Oneid, has been named the Executive-in-Charge of Team Holtec, LLC.
Holtec’s President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh, calls Team Holtec an indispensable part of the Company’s strategy to execute expeditious decommissioning of shut-down plants made possible by Holtec’s ultra-safe HI-STORM UMAX system that allows for fuel to be quickly off-loaded from the idled plant’s fuel pool and placed into dry storage with as little as three years of cooling in the pool. The HI-STORM UMAX system offers the additional benefits of high seismic robustness and complete compatibility with Holtec’s Consolidated Interim Storage Facility under development in New Mexico. Team Holtec’s effort will be greatly aided by Holtec’s ongoing project to establish the Consolidated Interim Storage Facility in New Mexico with our Eddy Lea Energy Alliance, LLC (ELEA) partners. This will enable the used nuclear fuel to be removed from the decommissioning sites and relocated to a planned-to-be constructed underground storage facility in southeast New Mexico’s high desert. Upon an expedited completion of the decommissioning project and re-location of used fuel, former sites of nuclear reactors will be returned to green field.
A central business tenet of Team Holtec is to meet the local community’s and owner’s safety and ALARA expectations and to minimize the owner’s risk. At this writing, Team Holtec is actively engaged in preparing a comprehensive bid to be selected as the decommissioning general contractor for San Onofre nuclear plant.
Team Holtec’s technical repertoire includes the latest methods, machines and technologies to ensure personnel safety and mitigate any impact on the local environment. The enthusiasm of executives of the Team Holtec member companies is palpable from their quotes cited below:
“Complex decommissioning projects require an experienced team. Team Holtec, LLC provides that experience in a coordinated approach to execution that will deliver predictable results,” said Matt Lee, Executive Director Nuclear, Black and Veatch.
“SNC-Lavalin is proud to be a key player on Team Holtec and we’re committed to bringing our best practices and global experience in reactor dismantling and segmentation to the success of plant decommissioning efforts,” said Preston Swafford, Chief Nuclear Officer and Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin.
“We at Saulsbury Industries are honored and very proud to be one of the elite group of companies that have been selected to be a part of Team Holtec, LLC and the promise made to the public to safely and expediently decommission, dismantle, and return these sites to their original condition, after years of generating safe, reliable, and inexpensive electricity to a growing nation,” said Norman Hood, Vice President of Nuclear Services, Saulsbury Industries.
“Wachs is thrilled to bring our high standards and technical expertise to Team Holtec. We’re proud to be associated with this much-needed enterprise and all its elite partners,” said Glen Earl Chick, President, Wachs Technical Services.