Holtec and Mitsubishi Electric Forge a Long-Term Partnership to Advance the SMR-160 Design Development Program
Holtec’s Small Modular Reactor, SMR-160

Holtec and Mitsubishi Electric Forge a Long-Term Partnership to Advance the SMR-160 Design Development Program

We are pleased to announce that Holtec has partnered with the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. - to develop the instrumentation and control solution for the SMR-160.

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The Chernobyl Defueling Project, World’s Largest, Makes Major Strides
DWCs in Manufacturing Stations in the Fabrication Bay at the Holtec Manufacturing Division, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Chernobyl Defueling Project, World’s Largest, Makes Major Strides

The semi-annual meeting of the Assembly of Donors on July 16, 2015 in London heard Holtec and the Owner State Specialised Enterprise Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (SSE ChNPP) jointly present the latest status on the Chernobyl Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) Project. The presentation revealed significant accomplishments in every sphere of the project including licensing, manufacturing and site construction. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) presentation to the Assembly was equally laudatory of the extent and quality of progress made in the project. (more…)

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Storage Facility of Discord: Spent Nuclear Fuel will stay in Ukraine

Please note: this article was originally published in Forbes Ukraine.  It has been translated into English for the purposes of this reprinting. Will it be “a strategic raw material” or “nuclear waste” – the decision has…

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Vermont Yankee Announces Selection of Holtec International’s HI-STORM 100 Cask System

This Holtec Highlight reflects the July 13, 2015 announcement submitted by Martin Cohn, Senior Communications Specialist, Vermont Yankee and published by The Recorder of Greenfield, Mass.

Entergy Vermont Yankee has selected the Holtec HI-STORM 100 dry storage system at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) site. The Holtec HI-STORM 100 System is designed to contain up to 68 Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel assemblies and consists of a stainless steel multi-purpose canister (MPC) with a welded baseplate and lid, which is placed inside a coated carbon steel and concrete overpack that is placed on a concrete pad for storage. (more…)

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Beginning of the Rise of the Holtec Technology Campus on the Delaware Waterfront, in Camden, NJ
Groundbreaking Participants from left to right: Mr. Kevin Castagnola (Executive Director & CEO of SJ Port Corp.); Richard Alaimo (Chairman of SJ Port Corp.); Mr. Pierre Oneid (Senior V.P. and Chief Nuclear Officer of Holtec); Mr. William Levis (President & Chief Operating Officer of PSEG); NJ State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez; U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross; NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; Dr. Kris Singh (President & Chief Executive Officer of Holtec); Camden Mayor Dana Redd; Mr. Frank Moran (City of Camden Council President); Mr. Louis Cappelli (Camden County Freeholder Director); Mr. Joseph Jingoli (CEO of Joseph Jingoli & Son); Mr. PK Chaudhary (Holtec Senior V.P. of Operations); Mr. Allen Hickman (Holtec V.P. of Manufacturing and Supply)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Beginning of the Rise of the Holtec Technology Campus on the Delaware Waterfront, in Camden, NJ

On July 1, 2015, local and state officials and over 200 community leaders and stakeholders attended the groundbreaking of the new Holtec Technology Campus.

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Holtec and Ameren Complete Major Civil Construction at Callaway Paving the Way for the Inaugural Loading Campaign of HI-STORM UMAX in Late Summer
CECs with Biological Lids Placed on Each Silo

Holtec and Ameren Complete Major Civil Construction at Callaway Paving the Way for the Inaugural Loading Campaign of HI-STORM UMAX in Late Summer

The arrival of spring in Missouri coincides with the completion of major civil work on the HI-STORM UMAX ISFSI at Ameren’s Callaway Nuclear Power Plant. The transformation from the support pad with the 48 Cavity Enclosure Containers (CECs) at the bottom of a 25 foot deep excavation in November of 2014, to the current state of completion with the ISFSI Pad, curbing and apron completed and 6 HI-STORM UMAX lids ready for installation is truly a credit to Ameren/Holtec teamwork. The heavy haul path from the Fuel Building to the ISFSI pad is also complete. (more…)

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Holtec Partners with ELEA, LLC in New Mexico to Build Consolidated Interim Storage Facility
ELEA and Holtec International Storage Facility for 75,000 Metric Tons Uranium Occupies Land Area of 32 Acres

Holtec Partners with ELEA, LLC in New Mexico to Build Consolidated Interim Storage Facility

We are pleased to announce the adoption of a Memorandum of Agreement by Holtec International and the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance (ELEA), LLC to establish an underground consolidated interim storage facility in southeastern New Mexico, approximately 12 miles from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility (see map below). ELEA, a limited liability company owned by the cities of Carlsbad and Hobbs, and Eddy County and Lea County, has successfully secured the support of the state of New Mexico to build a state-of-the-art interim storage facility on their industrial land. (more…)

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The Turnkey Project to Deploy Holtec’s HI-STORM Technology at Laguna Verde Making Rapid Strides
Aerial View of Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant

The Turnkey Project to Deploy Holtec’s HI-STORM Technology at Laguna Verde Making Rapid Strides

We are pleased to report that the turnkey installation and commissioning effort of an independent spent fuel storage facility at the Laguna Verde site has made great strides in the past three months since the contract’s inception in December 2014. Mexico’s national utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) owns Laguna Verde’s two BWRs located on Mexico’s Gulf Coast in the state of Veracruz. Back in 1991, Holtec had equipped the Laguna Verde twin fuel pools with high density fuel storage racks under a successful turnkey contract. (more…)

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Energoatom and Holtec Launch Long Stalled Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility Project

On January 26, 2015, the President of National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (“Energoatom”), Mr. Yuriy Nedashkovsky, and Holtec International’s (Holtec) President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh, signed the recently updated contract for the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) in a ceremony held at Energoatom’s EU Office in Brussels, Belgium. (more…)

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Reprising 2014: Ukraine Projects Menaced; Underground Dry Storage Triumphs
Form work for the top pad of the HI-STORM UMAX at Ameren’s Callaway

Reprising 2014: Ukraine Projects Menaced; Underground Dry Storage Triumphs

2014 was a consequential year for our company due to our deep business roots in Ukraine which were traumatized by external aggression. With warlike conditions roiling Ukraine, our Chernobyl dry storage project suffered major work disruption as we were forced to withdraw the “expats” from the country and our Ukrainian brethren joined the call for national mobilization to defend their homeland. Matters at our Kiev operation center have gradually returned to an uneasy normal as the beleaguered Ukrainian nation grapples with continued Russian aggression. In the process, our Chernobyl project and the central storage project have suffered major schedule setbacks. (more…)

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