Ukraine’s National Energy Company, Energoatom, Reaches a Major Milestone Towards Implementing a Central Storage Facility for the Country’s Used VVER Fuel
Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC-31) qualified to store and transport 31 VVER-1000 fuel assemblies

Ukraine’s National Energy Company, Energoatom, Reaches a Major Milestone Towards Implementing a Central Storage Facility for the Country’s Used VVER Fuel

RIVNE, UKRAINE, Dec 5, 2018; Representatives from Ukraine’s government, parliament, and various sectors of industry witnessed the culmination of a successful series of tests at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) that validated the various critical functions of Holtec-supplied equipment and systems for the country’s soon-to-be-operational Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility(CSFSF) (which is known as the “Consolidated Interim Storage Facility”in the United States). The first set of tests included successful verification of the functionality of the (patented) forced helium dehydration system, lift yokes, rail car, etc. – all supplied by Holtec International. The final test involved heavy load handling evolutions demonstrated by handling and maneuvering of the HI-TRAC transfer cask from the rail car to the main reactor hall of RNPP. Photos of various components are shown below. 

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Holtec Raises the Minimum Hourly Wage to Fifteen Dollars at Company’s Domestic Operation Centers

Camden, December 4, 2018: Speaking to a gathering of nuclear industry professionals, Holtec’s President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh, called a decent basic wage a fundamental human right and announced that Holtec will celebrate the holiday season by raising the minimum base (standard time) wage for its work force at every one of its US plants to $15 per hour.  “This pay raise is a small measure of my appreciation for the hard-working individuals at all Holtec campuses.”

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Over 170 Multi-Purpose Canisters Loaded in 2018 – An Industry Record
Loaded HI-STORM being moved out of Fuel Building at Pilgrim Station on elevated rail system.

Over 170 Multi-Purpose Canisters Loaded in 2018 – An Industry Record

We are pleased to report successful dry storage implementations of both PWR and BWR multi-purpose canisters (MPCs) in HI-STORM vertical ventilated modules at numerous nuclear plant sites, setting new records in their curie content and heat load.  Out of the total of 170 HI-STORM systems loaded thus far, 135 have been loaded by Holtec’s own site services group. The total number of Holtec systems loaded globally to date stands at 1235 at this writing. The nuclear units that have increased their dry storage population of HI-STORM vertical ventilated systems (VVMs) in 2018 are (in alphabetical order): Browns Ferry (TVA), Callaway (Ameren), Clinton (Exelon), Comanche Peak (Luminant), Diablo Canyon (PG&E), D.C. Cook (American Electric Power), Farley (Southern Nuclear), Pilgrim (Entergy), SONGS (Southern California Edison), Vermont Yankee (Entergy), Vogtle (Southern Nuclear) and Watts Bar (TVA).

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Holtec and India’s Maharashtra State Sign an MOU to Localize Manufacturing of Capital Equipment for Nation’s New Nuclear Plants
MOU Signing Ceremony - From Left to Right: Holtec’s President & CEO Dr. K.P. Singh, Holtec’s Sr. Vice President Dr. Jyoti Chatterjee (partially visible), Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Minister for Industries of Maharashtra Mr. Subhash Desai, Additional Chief Secretary of Industries of Maharashtra Mr. Satish Gavai, CEO of MIDC Dr. P. Anbalagan, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Bhushan Gagrani.

Holtec and India’s Maharashtra State Sign an MOU to Localize Manufacturing of Capital Equipment for Nation’s New Nuclear Plants

Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Holtec Asia to establish a manufacturing facility that would give India autonomous capability to produce systems and components to support the country’s planned expansion of nuclear generation.

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Holtec Files Request to Acquire Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by End of 2019, Complete Decommissioning Decades Sooner than Entergy

Entergy Corp. and Holtec International, through their affiliates, asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today to approve the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec after shutdown. Holtec plans to complete decommissioning and site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy completed decommissioning.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration Approves the Mentor-Protégé Application between Gilmartin Engineering and Holtec International

We are pleased to announce that the US Small Business Administration has approved the Mentor-Protégé Application between Gilmartin Engineering Works, Inc. (Protégé) and Holtec International (Mentor) under All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP). (more…)

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Holtec International’s KPS Technology Campus, Lauds Company’s Nuclear Program
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Addresses Holtec Associates

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Holtec International’s KPS Technology Campus, Lauds Company’s Nuclear Program

Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured Holtec’s Advanced Manufacturing Division and Operations Center at the Company’s Krishna P. Singh (KPS) Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey on October 25, 2018. (more…)

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Response to Article: “If Radical Innovation Makes Nuclear Power Expensive, Why Do We Think It Will Make Nuclear Cheap”

In a well-sourced article entitled “If Radical Innovation Makes Nuclear Power Expensive, Why Do We Think It Will Make Nuclear Cheap,” Mr. Michael Shellenberger posits the thesis that the nuclear industry’s attempts to innovate are responsible for its present travails.

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City misinformed in stand against nuclear storage

John Heaton, Vice Chair of the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance, writes that the proposed Holtec interim storage facility is the safest, most secure and robust storage facility in the world.

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All of Vermont Yankee’s Used Fuel Placed In Dry Storage
Entergy and Holtec Management Team

All of Vermont Yankee’s Used Fuel Placed In Dry Storage

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the largest defueling project of a BWR plant in the U.S. – a project that was completed in record time. Entergy Nuclear signed a contract with Holtec to expeditiously defuel the Vermont Yankee (VY) spent fuel pool. The overall project scope included construction of a second ISFSI pad, security expansion, engineering, licensing, manufacturing, delivery and loading of 45 HI-STORM cask systems, all on a turnkey basis. (more…)

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