Holtec to provide a Fleet of HI‐STAR Transport Casks to SKB for Land and Sea Transport of Spent Fuel and Core Components

We are pleased to announce Holtec has been awarded a contract by Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) to replace their existing fleet of transport casks with Holtec’s HI-STAR 80 casks for shipment of BWR and PWR spent nuclear fuel and core components from Sweden’s Oskarshamn, Forsmark and Ringhals Nuclear Power Plants to SKB’s central interim storage facility (CLAB). SKB’s new ship, the MS-Sigrid, will be used to transport the casks by sea from Sweden’s Forsmark and Ringhals plants to the CLAB facility. The casks may also be used for international transports. The HI-STAR 80 casks will transport 12 PWR or 32 BWR high burnup fuel assemblies (above 45 GWD/MTU) with cooling times as short as 18 months. (more…)

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A Steady Stream of Orders from International Power Plant Developers to Holtec

We are pleased to report that several international power plant developers have selected Holtec International’s feedwater heaters over the past two months, growing the Company’s backlog by over 80 high and low pressure heaters from power plant developers with total order value in excess of 40 million dollars. (more…)

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The Singh Center for Nanotechnology Inaugurated on Penn’s Campus

The architectural masterpiece, named the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, was inaugurated on the University of Pennsylvania's campus in West Philadelphia on October 4, 2013. The $92 million, 78,000 square foot luminescent glass edifice with the uniquely perched elevated cantilever is named after Holtec's President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh.

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Pool‐to‐Pad Loading Services Contract Awarded to Holtec

Holtec International is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a pool-to-pad dry cask storage loading services contract at a large PWR Nuclear Station located in the south-central United States. This is the first time Holtec is performing loading services for this site. Holtec’s Site Services Division will provide turnkey loading services to place into storage 4 Holtec HI-STORM 100 dry cask storage systems at the site’s Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). Holtec’s site emergency response team which includes our engineering and licensing staff is available around the clock to support any emergent issues that arise during the loading campaign. Holtec will apply lessons learned from previous loading campaigns as well as those from Holtec’s Users Group (HUG). (more…)

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U.S. Army’s Missile Launcher Strikes HI‐STAR 180 with Pinpoint Accuracy: A Red Letter Day for Holtec’s Transport Cask Program

August 29, 2013, U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds: As engineers from Axpo Power AG (Holtec’s client), the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI), the Swiss Association for Technical Inspections (SVTI) and Holtec watched, the U.S. Army’s missile launcher delivered a picture perfect strike to a scaled model of the HI-STAR 180 transport cask, sending it tumbling into a catch box just as intended by our test engineers. In accordance with the Swiss regulator’s storage certification requirement, this missile test was designed to simulate the impact of a crashing aircraft on the HI-STAR 180 transport cask while in use as a spent fuel storage device. The missile was designed by Holtec’s engineers to deliver the “design basis impulse” using LS-DYNA. Calibration of the missile’s kinetic performance was calibrated over a year ago at the Aberdeen facility by hurling the missile against a “rigid” wall serving as the target. The data collected from the cask test showed that the missile struck the cask at a velocity exceeding 600 miles per hour which was over 17% greater than the target value and the location of impact was precisely that determined to impart the maximum stress levels on the containment boundary and to conservatively challenge the cask containment (to induce leakage of the cask’s contents) by parametric simulations on LS- DYNA. (more…)

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Holtec Submits DOE Funding Application for SMR-160

Holtec International is pleased to announce that on July 1, the Company will submit its request for financial support to the Department of Energy pursuant to the Funding Opportunity Announcement #DE-FOA-0000800 dated March 11, 2013.

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Holtec and URS Initiate Alliance to Develop SMR-160

We are pleased to announce that URS Nuclear, a unit of URS Corporation’s Energy & Construction Division, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Holtec International that gives URS an important role in the development of Holtec’s small modular reactor.

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South Texas Project Selects Holtec’s HI-STORM FW Dry Spent Fuel Storage System

We are pleased to announce Holtec International has signed three separate contracts with STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) for engineering services, equipment supply, and equipment installation for the South Texas Project (STP) nuclear facility. The facility is located on over 12,000 acres near Bay City, Texas, about 90 miles southwest of Houston. It consists of two Westinghouse Pressurized Water Reactors, which combined produce about 2,700MW each. (more…)

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