On December 13, the last multi-purpose canister containing Pilgrim’s spent nuclear fuel was placed in dry storage emptying its Reactor Building of all fissile material and setting a new industry record for the speediest transfer of the plant’s used nuclear fuel to on-site storage.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the Palisades Power Plant to Holtec International after the facility permanently shuts down in the spring of 2022. The approval also allows the transfer of Entergy’s decommissioned Big Rock Point facility near Charlevoix, Michigan, where only the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) remains.
We are pleased to announce that Holtec International and Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HDEC) have formalized an agreement for completion of the standard design of the SMR-160 plant and delivery of SMR-160 projects worldwide.
Ukraine National Nuclear Energy Company “Energoatom” is poised to begin moving used fuel from the nation’s operating reactors to its newly built Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility starting in 2022.
True to its credo, “a generation ahead by design,” Holtec International’s manufacturing specialists continue to bring forth new ground-breaking welding and weld examination technologies. This issue of Holtec Highlights celebrates three landmark achievements that redound to their credit.
Decommissioning activities were in full-swing this past summer at Holtec International’s Indian Point, Pilgrim and Oyster Creek sites.
We are pleased to report that the ongoing decommissioning projects at New Jersey’s Oyster Creek site and Massachusetts’ Pilgrim site, being carried out by Holtec under a turnkey undertaking, have been notching impressive milestones worthy of memorializing through this news bulletin.
Admiral Roegge, Mr. O’Rourke, Mr. Gillett and Mr. Ciabattone are all based at the Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey. These seasoned professionals are poised to be transformative leaders and impactful contributors to Holtec International and its worldwide subsidiaries.
Holtec’s U.S. manufacturing facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio are gearing up for increased production rates of Holtec’s fleet of HI-STAR Casks upon receipt of recent regulatory approvals and new orders in Europe.
Holtec International celebrated landmarks and benchmarks this past month as it welcomed Indian Point Energy Center, the newest member to its fleet of decommissioning sites and celebrated the safe and successful completion of a key Oyster Creek milestone in world record time!