Ukraine’s Nuclear Energy Chief Addresses the Atlantic Council
From Left to Right: Mr. Yuriy Nedashkovsky (President of the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine, Energoatom); Mr. John Herbst (Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council); Dr. Kris Singh (President and CEO of Holtec)

Ukraine’s Nuclear Energy Chief Addresses the Atlantic Council

On August 1, 2016, President Yuriy Nedashkovsky of Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Company, Energoatom, was the featured luncheon guest at the Atlantic Council, a premier think tank in Washington of which Holtec International is a member.

Mr. Nedashkovsky spoke of the critical role played by Ukraine’s fifteen nuclear units in safeguarding his nation’s energy security. “The carbon-free power generated by the country’s nuclear plants rose from its normal share of over a half of the gross national output to 65% during the insurgency in the south-east of the country,” he said. Mr. Nedashkovsky credits the solid record of safety and an active program of public outreach underpinned by total transparency to be the reason behind the generally positive image of nuclear power in Ukraine. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Mr. John Herbst, Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council, hosted the luncheon which was attended by a clutch of policy makers and thought leaders from the Capital’s institutions. (more…)

Comments Off on Ukraine’s Nuclear Energy Chief Addresses the Atlantic Council
Safety Analysis to Store the NUHOMS Canister in the HI-STORM UMAX Subterranean System, Critical to Making it a Universal Storage Facility, Completed
Solidworks™ Rendering of the Canister Handling Apparatus

Safety Analysis to Store the NUHOMS Canister in the HI-STORM UMAX Subterranean System, Critical to Making it a Universal Storage Facility, Completed

We are pleased to announce the completion of the design and safety analysis effort to enable the NUHOMS 24PT1-DSC canister to be up-righted and stored in the HI-STORM UMAX subterranean storage system in the vertical orientation. Analyses using NRC-approved simulation methods show that various safety margins either remain the same or are increased when the canister is translocated in HI-STORM UMAX. This effort was undertaken to unify the storage of all canister types in Holtec’s ultra-safe consolidated interim storage facility, known as HI-STORE, at the proposed ELEA site in New Mexico. Its successful execution opens the path to store all of the nation’s used fuel and other high level waste in a single inaccessible-to-terror configuration. Of course, this work can also be used to move a stored canister from NUHOMS to HI-STORM UMAX at an existing ISFSI for improved aging management, reduced accreted dose or security enhancement purposes. The principal ancillary needed to make the transfer from the horizontal to vertical storage is the “Canister Handling Apparatus” (perspective views shown below) designed to effectuate safe canister handling evolutions with ALARA. (more…)

Comments Off on Safety Analysis to Store the NUHOMS Canister in the HI-STORM UMAX Subterranean System, Critical to Making it a Universal Storage Facility, Completed
Turnkey Project for Deployment of Holtec’s HI-STORM Systems at Mexico’s Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station Nears Completion
HI-STORM FW Systems on Completed ISFSI Pad at Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant

Turnkey Project for Deployment of Holtec’s HI-STORM Systems at Mexico’s Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station Nears Completion

We are pleased to report that Holtec’s turnkey project for installation and commissioning of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), at Mexico’s national utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant, is moving rapidly toward completion. Commencing with the contract signing in December of 2014, the Holtec and CFE project teams have completed all design and engineering, fabrication of major equipment and construction of the storage pad, as well as the Holtec’s patented subterranean Canister Transfer Facility (CTF), in just sixteen (16) months. The project is in the final stages of implementing the security systems to guard the ISFSI facility. (more…)

Comments Off on Turnkey Project for Deployment of Holtec’s HI-STORM Systems at Mexico’s Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station Nears Completion
“Topping-off” Ceremony Marks Completion of the Manufacturing Facility Structure at the Holtec Technology Campus on the Delaware Waterfront in Camden, NJ
Topping-off Ceremony Keynote Speakers Together Raise a Miniature Version of a Steel Girder From Left to Right: Camden Mayor Dana Redd; Commissioner Bob Martin (NJ Department of Environmental Protection); NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; Mr. William Levis (President and COO of PSEG); Dr. Kris Singh (President and CEO of Holtec)

“Topping-off” Ceremony Marks Completion of the Manufacturing Facility Structure at the Holtec Technology Campus on the Delaware Waterfront in Camden, NJ

Topping-off Ceremony Keynote Speakers Together Raise a Miniature Version of a Steel Girder From Left to Right: Camden Mayor Dana Redd; Commissioner Bob Martin (NJ Department of Environmental Protection); NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; Mr. William Levis (President and COO of PSEG); Dr. Kris Singh (President and CEO of Holtec)
Topping-off Ceremony Keynote Speakers Together Raise a Miniature Version of a Steel Girder From Left to Right: Camden Mayor Dana Redd; Commissioner Bob Martin (NJ Department of Environmental Protection); NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; Mr. William Levis (President and COO of PSEG); Dr. Kris Singh (President and CEO of Holtec)

Senior local and New Jersey state officials, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, celebrated the “beam topping-off” ceremony, along with some 200 assembled county residents, members of the media and Holtec’s professionals hailing a major milestone for the Holtec Technology Campus (HTC). The last, approximately 115 foot-long girder, signed by most attendees, was hoisted into place completing the structural backbone of the Campus’ main fabrication plant. Holtec’s investment to build and equip the fifty-acre campus, now topping $300 million, has caused a boom in the local construction industry, which will evolve into long term jobs when the plant opens for business in less than a year. In addition to the Manufacturing Facility, construction is also progressing rapidly on the Corporate Engineering Office, a light Manufacturing Facility, a Small Modular Reactor test loop, and a number of ancillary amenities within the Campus. (more…)

Comments Off on “Topping-off” Ceremony Marks Completion of the Manufacturing Facility Structure at the Holtec Technology Campus on the Delaware Waterfront in Camden, NJ

Bringing World Class Machinery to Camden

May 19, 2016 was a momentous occasion at the Holtec Technology Campus in Camden, NJ.  On that day, the first crane girder was installed – the drive girder for a 200 Ton crane (shown in motion).  Assembly was complete on May 26, 2016.  This crane, produced by DMAG, is the first of 12 cranes to be installed on the campus – 3 x 200 Ton cranes, 9 x 50 Ton cranes.  A total lifting capacity of 1050 Tons!  More than any other facility in New Jersey and possibly the United States. (more…)

Comments Off on Bringing World Class Machinery to Camden
Holtec’s HI-STORM FW Dry Cask Storage System Exceeds Expectations at TVA’s Sequoyah
Photo Left: Loaded HI-STORM FW Dry Storage Cask, Containing 37 Spent Fuel Assemblies Staged for Transport to the ISFSI Photo Right: Vertical Cask Transport (VCT) used to Transport the Cask

Holtec’s HI-STORM FW Dry Cask Storage System Exceeds Expectations at TVA’s Sequoyah

This issue is adapted from a TVA news bulletin and a subsequent piece published by Nuclear News, on April 21, 2016.

Holtec and Sequoyah’s dry cask team safely and successfully loaded five HI-STORM FW dry cask storage systems on schedule, while remaining below dose goals, with no human performance events, no injuries, and no personnel contaminations. This is the first time that Sequoyah has used Holtec’s HI-STORM FW dry-storage cask system. The dry cask team prepared for several weeks leading up to the fuel loading campaign by performing dry rehearsals, to ensure the equipment worked properly and the procedures were correct. (more…)

Comments Off on Holtec’s HI-STORM FW Dry Cask Storage System Exceeds Expectations at TVA’s Sequoyah

Holtec Technology Campus Rising out of the Ground

Since the groundbreaking ceremony for the Holtec Technology Campus (HTC) on July 1, 2015 the project has been moving at a rapid pace.  It took the Holtec / Joseph Jingoli and Sons construction team 4 months from that ceremony to transform the site of the historic New York Shipbuilding Corporation in preparation for the future – a state of the art campus, a center for technology innovation and manufacturing, employing Camden residents, with the hope of attracting other manufacturing companies to the area.  Holtec acknowledges and respects the past as we move into the future. (more…)

Comments Off on Holtec Technology Campus Rising out of the Ground
Holtec’s Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility Welcomes World’s Dignitaries Assembled to Mark the 30th Anniversary of the Epochal Disaster
Aerial View of The Construction Site

Holtec’s Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility Welcomes World’s Dignitaries Assembled to Mark the 30th Anniversary of the Epochal Disaster

Holtec’s Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (abbreviated as “ISF-2”) at the Chernobyl Industrial Site being built to house the used fuel assemblies from the site’s three shuttered reactors is nearing completion. Reportedly the world’s largest Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility, ISF-2 was a must-stop for the scores of dignitaries, including Ukraine’s President Poroshenko, who came to observe the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Unit 4 plant’s demise. Ukraine President Poroshenko, escorted by Holtec’s president, Dr. Kris Singh (photos below), appearing genuinely impressed by the expansive silhouette of the facility, expressed his gratitude for Holtec’s service to his country. (more…)

Comments Off on Holtec’s Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility Welcomes World’s Dignitaries Assembled to Mark the 30th Anniversary of the Epochal Disaster
EDF Energy and Holtec Complete the UK’s First “Dry Fuel Store” at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station
Dry Fuel Store Opening, March 31, 2016 From Left to Right:Stuart Crooks, Managing Director – Generation, EDF Energy; Vincent de Rivaz, CEO, EDF Energy; Paul Morton, Sizewell B Station Director, EDF Energy; and Dr. Kris Singh, President and CEO, Holtec International

EDF Energy and Holtec Complete the UK’s First “Dry Fuel Store” at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station

EDF Energy is inaugurating the United Kingdom’s first dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, allowing the continued safe operation of Sizewell B to at least 2035 and with the possibility of a further 20 year life extension.

Comments Off on EDF Energy and Holtec Complete the UK’s First “Dry Fuel Store” at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station
PSEG’s Latest Combined-Cycle Plant Sewaren 7, Designed to Use Air (in Lieu of Water) to Reject its Waste Heat, Will Deploy Holtec’s Air Cooled Condenser
Close-up of Holtec’s Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) at a Domestic Power Plant

PSEG’s Latest Combined-Cycle Plant Sewaren 7, Designed to Use Air (in Lieu of Water) to Reject its Waste Heat, Will Deploy Holtec’s Air Cooled Condenser

We are pleased to announce that PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, has selected Holtec International’s state-of-the-art Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) for its Sewaren 7 high-efficiency combined-cycle generating station, in Woodbridge, NJ. The Sewaren ACC will feature 20 discrete heat transfer cells with a footprint of approximately 40,500 square feet and will stand approximately 125 feet tall. Vertically integrated to autonomously deliver air-cooled heat transfer solutions to the industry, Holtec will carry out all required engineering and equipment manufacturing, with limited reliance on third-party suppliers for certain components, such as blowers and deaerators, to ensure on-time deliveries. Photos below show sections of a recently completed ACC supplied by Holtec to a California site. (more…)

Comments Off on PSEG’s Latest Combined-Cycle Plant Sewaren 7, Designed to Use Air (in Lieu of Water) to Reject its Waste Heat, Will Deploy Holtec’s Air Cooled Condenser