The USNRC Certifies HI-STAR 100MB; Industry’s Most Versatile Transport Package

We thank the USNRC for their assiduous review and certification of the HI-STAR 100MB transport package (Docket # 71-9378) which, given its versatility and fungibility, is destined to become America’s workhorse for transporting used nuclear fuel. We expect this cask to be employed to transport used fuel of all different sizes and lengths from the nuclear plant sites around the country to our consolidated interim storage facility, HI-STORE CIS (under licensing) in southeastern New Mexico, or directly to a repository. 

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Recently Concluded Dry Storage Campaign at Dominion’s V.C. Summer Plant Marked by Record Low Dose, Zero Safety Issues and Rapid Completion

We are pleased to announce that Holtec has successfully loaded four HI-STORM FW systems at Dominion Energy’s V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. V.C. Summer’s second spent fuel campaign was ahead of schedule with zero industrial safety events and no human performance errors. Dose to plant personnel was well below the campaign target with the total crew dose for the four-cask campaign coming in at 779 mRem, thanks to the excellent performance of the loading crew and the superb shielding imbedded in the dry storage system and ancillaries. 

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Holtec Government Services, LLC Awarded Contract by Battelle for Design, Certification and Fabrication of TPBAR Transportation Casks

We are pleased to announce that Battelle, Pacific Northwest Division, the management and operating contractor of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, completed their evaluation under a competitive solicitation and awarded a contract to Holtec Government Services, LLC (HGS) for the design, certification and fabrication of two new transportation casks, dedicated trailers and ancillary equipment for the shipment of Tritium Producing Burnable Absorption Rods (TPBARs). The new transportation casks will be dedicated to shipment of TPBARs from the TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant to the Savannah River Site. 

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Holtec’s 28-Year Long History of Supply of Wet Storage Equipment to Duke Energy’s Harris Nuclear Plant Continues with the Latest Installment of High-Density Racks

We are pleased to announce that Holtec fabricated and delivered six PWR high-density spent fuel racks and associated ancillary equipment to Duke Energy’s Harris Nuclear Plant well ahead of the promised contractual date.  Blessed with four Fuel Pools, the single unit Shearon Harris is unique among nuclear plants in the matter of wet storage capacity. Holtec has designed and provided PWR and BWR high-density racks to Harris starting with a contract entered in 1991. Several repeat contracts have followed since 1991 with the latest established in 2018 and delivered in early 2019. The spent fuel racks will be installed in Pool D during Phase 1.

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NRC Approves Oyster Creek License Transfer to Holtec for Decommissioning

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the Oyster Creek Generating Station operating license today from Exelon Generation to Holtec International.  The NRC review confirmed that Holtec met the regulatory, legal, technical and financial requirements to merit qualification as the successor licensee of the plant. 

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Holtec, Energoatom and SSTC enter into a Trilateral Consortium Partnership to advance the SMR-160 nuclear reactor for deployment across Ukraine

Ukraine’s national nuclear operator NAEK Energoatom, the nation’s State Scientific and Technology Center, and Holtec International ratified the creation of a consortium partnership that binds the three companies into a cooperative undertaking to chaperone the deployment of the SMR-160 small modular reactors in the country.

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Mourning the Chernobyl Tragedy’s 33rd Anniversary, Ukraine Views the Rise of Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility as the Harbinger of a Robust Nuclear Future
Ukrainian dignitaries inspect CSFSF, Prime Minister Groysman to the right of Energoatom President Nedashkovsky (in yellow jacket)

Mourning the Chernobyl Tragedy’s 33rd Anniversary, Ukraine Views the Rise of Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility as the Harbinger of a Robust Nuclear Future

Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF), world’s first, is being constructed only a few miles from the site of the Chernobyl accident. The CSFSF, designed for 100-year service life, will receive and store used fuel in a robust confinement system shipped from nine of Ukraine’s reactors. This facility will be a litmus test for the Country’s national nuclear generator, Energoatom, to manage its used fuel safely which is necessary to realize the nation’s ambitions to substantially replace its coal-fired plants with “walk away” safe nuclear reactors.

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