Holtec’s Project Teams at Entergy’s VY and TVA’s Browns Ferry Plants Report Achievements in Site Construction and Fuel Loading
Holtec builds the ISFSI Pad in Bucolic Vermont

Holtec’s Project Teams at Entergy’s VY and TVA’s Browns Ferry Plants Report Achievements in Site Construction and Fuel Loading

Holtec builds the ISFSI Pad in Bucolic Vermont

Entergy’s Vermont Yankee (VY), undergoing complete defueling of its pool as a prelude to decommissioning, has its second storage pad built by Holtec that will provide ample space to store all the remaining MPCs needed to make the reactor building free of fuel. It is with great pride that we announce the early completion of all major civil construction work associated with the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) expansion project at Vermont Yankee handily beating Entergy’s accelerated target schedule. (more…)

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Chernobyl’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility – World’s Largest – Enters the Post-Construction Integrated Testing Phase

On August 1, 2017, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine [SNRIU] approved Holtec-built Chernobyl’s giant fuel storage facility [called ISF-2] for an integrated systems test. This cold testing phase is expected to transition to hot pre-commissioning testing in December of this year leading to fuel loading beginning in March 2018.  The constructed facility, a proud symbol of Holtec’s construction management expertise, may be viewed online. (more…)

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SNC-Lavalin and Holtec Formalize Agreement to Accelerate the Development of SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor
Layout of SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor Facility

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec Formalize Agreement to Accelerate the Development of SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor

Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin have formalized an Agreement to partner in accelerating Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor program to develop and deploy SMR-160 power plants around the world.

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Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility Gets Regulatory Approval for Construction and Deployment – an Industry Milestone

On June 29, 2017, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) issued Certificate # E0 001060, which authorizes Energoatom to construct and commission a central storage facility in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in the north of the country, for the nation’s nine reactors (please see map above showing plant locations). The 45.2 hectares of allotted land for the storage facility will meet the nation’s storage needs for 100 years with ample reserve capacity. The facility will utilize Holtec’s HI-STORM 190 ventilated storage system (VVER counterpart of HI-STORM FW) with double walled canisters which will be transported to the central storage facility by a fleet of HI-STAR 190 casks.   A pre-licensing release by SNRIU and an exhaustive QA-focused inspection by Energoatom in May 2017 enabled the manufacturing of the cask components to begin expeditiously at Holtec’s Pittsburgh and Camden plants. SNRIU Chief, Mr. Boris Stolyarchuk characterized his agency’s safety review as extremely detailed and comprehensive, encompassing a vast array of regulatory conditions and requirements. (more…)

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EDF Energy and Holtec Celebrate Successful Completion of First Spent Fuel Campaign and New Dry Store for Sizewell B
From L-R: Mike Pence (Holtec), Paul Morton (Sizewell B Station Director), Vincent de Rivaz (EDF Energy CEO), Stuart Crooks (EDF Energy Generation MD), Tom Marcille (Holtec Vice President), Mark Gorry (EDF Energy Chief Nuclear Officer), Jerry Haller (Dry Fuel Store Program Director)

EDF Energy and Holtec Celebrate Successful Completion of First Spent Fuel Campaign and New Dry Store for Sizewell B

On June 15, 2017, EDF Energy marked the successful completion of its 1st spent fuel loading campaign and a state-of-the-art new dry store at Sizewell B-UK’s first. The dry store uses Holtec’s double wall multi-purpose canisters and HI-STORM MIC casks.

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Mitsubishi Electric Co. (MELCO) and Holtec Resolve to Broaden Cooperation with SMR-160 as the Centerpiece
From left: Koichi Ota (MELCO, Japan), Katsuya Furuta (MELCO, Japan), Dr. Kris Singh (Holtec, USA), Robert Misback (MEPPI, USA), Thomas Marcille (Holtec, USA)

Mitsubishi Electric Co. (MELCO) and Holtec Resolve to Broaden Cooperation with SMR-160 as the Centerpiece

Officials of the Mitsubishi Electric Co., their US subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. and Holtec held strategic alliance discussions at the Holtec Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey to reinforce their resolve to forge ahead with renewed vigor to complete the licensing of SMR-160 and to broaden their cooperation.

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1000th Holtec Cask Safely Loaded By Exelon at LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station
Holtec’s 1,000th Cask – Loaded at Exelon’s LaSalle, June 2017

1000th Holtec Cask Safely Loaded By Exelon at LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station

Holtec International is pleased to announce the successful loading this past week of its 1,000th dry spent fuel storage system. Number 1,000 was the third cask in the ongoing loading campaign by Exelon at LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station, bringing the total number of Holtec casks completed by Exelon to 224. The campaign continues on schedule, with low dose, no injuries and no human-performance events. LaSalle utilizes the Holtec HI-STORM 100 System with the MPC-68M (Multi-Purpose Canister), which incorporates the state-of-the-art Metamic HT basket for maximum heat rejection capabilities. (more…)

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Holtec’s Manufacturing Facilities are Setting the Gold Standard for Personnel Safety

We are pleased to share with our readers astonishing improvements that have taken place in every metric of worker health and safety in our manufacturing facilities in the past two years. In 2015, Holtec began a focused strategic initiative to improve the environmental and occupational health and safety performance at all of the Company’s manufacturing divisions. Our primary focus was to enhance the quality of our safety program to proactively manage hazards in order to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place. The fundamental elements of our program improvements focused on employee participation, hazard recognition and mitigation, task oriented safety training, and safety procedures that exceed regulatory requirements and include best practices. (more…)

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Ukraine’s Consolidated Interim Storage Project Poised to Make the Nation Self-Sufficient in Used Nuclear Fuel Storage in 2019
Group photo of the visitors and some Holtec team members; President Nedashkovsky and Director Rybchuk of Energoatom are in seventh and eighth positions from left. Holtec’s new Operation center stands in the near background, Philadelphia downtown looms on the horizon

Ukraine’s Consolidated Interim Storage Project Poised to Make the Nation Self-Sufficient in Used Nuclear Fuel Storage in 2019

In 2019, Ukraine will become the first country to have a fully-operational Consolidated Interim Storage facility (in the north of the country in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone).

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Licensing Campaign Launched to Expand Permissible Canister Types for HI-STORE CIS to Include the Entire Dry Storage Inventory in the US

We are pleased to announce the start of the second phase of the licensing program which is focused on expanding the scope of HI-STORE CIS facility to hold the multitude of canister types that are currently in-use at the nation's nuclear plant sites.

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