Read more about the article Synatom and Holtec Sign Agreement to Develop a High Heat Load Inter-Unit Wet Transfer Cask for Tihange Nuclear Power Plant in Belgium
(from left to right) Mr. Robert Leclere, Synatom Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Wim de Clercq, Synatom Chairman; and Dr. Kris Singh, Holtec President and CEO, during the June 7th contract signing in Brussels

Synatom and Holtec Sign Agreement to Develop a High Heat Load Inter-Unit Wet Transfer Cask for Tihange Nuclear Power Plant in Belgium

We are pleased to announce the signing of a new contract on June 7, 2013 between Holtec and Synatom to develop, license, and supply a high capacity cask for inter-unit wet transfer of used fuel at Tihange NPP. Synatom, responsible for managing the entire fuel cycle of the Belgian nuclear power plants, selected Holtec following a competitive international bidding process. Holtec’s new cask, named the  HI-STAR 120, will be designed to comply with the essential requirements of an IAEA certifiable transport cask and will be licensed in Belgium by the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) for use at the Tihange site. Designed for transport in the wet (flooded) condition, the HI-STAR 120 cask will enable low temperature transport of fuel with as little as 24 months post-reactor cooling time. The design will account for the complex chemical, mechanical, and thermal interactions inherent to wet transport conditions. (more…)

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We Announce the Largest Initial Loading Campaign in the U.S.

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DC Cook ISFSI after completion of the site’s first loading campaign

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the largest initial loading campaign at an operating reactor in the U.S. On November 10th, the twelfth and final HI-STORM 100 cask for this campaign was successfully placed on the ISFSI pad at D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant (DC Cook). Completion of this loading campaign marks the close of the first campaign of a long-term project awarded by American Electric Power (AEP) to Holtec International (Holtec®) to assist AEP in establishing the dry spent fuel storage program at DC Cook. Holtec’s scope included performing many key facets of the engineering effort, fabrication of all ancillary equipment, fabrication of 16 HI-STORM 100 systems, completion of the NRC Dry Runs, and completion the loading operations for the first campaign at DC Cook. (more…)

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Exelon Generation Company, LLC Selects HI-STORM FW For Use At Clinton Power Station

Holtec International is pleased to announce the Company has signed a contract with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to provide the HI-STORM FW (Holtec International Storage Module Flood and Wind) Dry Cask Storage System containing the MPC-89 for deployment at Clinton Power Station (Clinton), located near Clinton, Illinois. Exelon’s selection of Holtec’s highest capacity dry cask storage system, marks Exelon’s first implementation of the HI-STORM FW, enabling Clinton to store 89 used fuel assemblies in oversized storage cells with as little as three (3) years of cooling time. (more…)

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Read more about the article Holtec’s Orrvilon Fabrication Facility Breaks New Ground in Friction Stir Welding of Metal Matrix Composites
Friction Stir Welding of an MPC Basket at Orrvilon (Non-Anodized)

Holtec’s Orrvilon Fabrication Facility Breaks New Ground in Friction Stir Welding of Metal Matrix Composites

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our Friction Stir Welding (FSW) development program for joining Metamic-HT®; a nano-particle reinforced Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) that serves both as the neutron absorber and as the structural material of the fuel baskets in Holtec’s latest model Multi-Purpose Canisters (MPC) and transportation casks.  The successful demonstration and qualification of the joining process, the development of which began in earnest after the certification of Metamic-HT by the USNRC in 2009, now gives Orrvilon the option to utilize FSW instead of the previously planned Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding process. (more…)

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Three Decades of Relentless Drive for Technology Improvement Cements Holtec’s Role as the World’s Preeminent Fuel Storage Rack Supplier

Holtec has continued its technology leadership in the wet storage of nuclear fuel this past year with new contracts for development of high density racks for the latest generation reactors (APR-1400 and ABWR), for capacity expansion at operating plants, and for site construction services in which the Company has a storied past of heroic achievements going back to the 1980’s. A new milestone in site services was reached last month when the Company successfully de-gassed storage cells at a U.S. Nuclear Plant using remote means, liberating eight (8) used fuel assemblies that had lain entrapped in constricted storage cells for decades. Other pioneering undertakings in 2012 included analyses (and technical solutions, as needed) of Fukushima inspired events such as severe earthquakes, boron dilution, postulated loss of water, and energy impacts of wind born projectiles entering the spent fuel pool. A new passive pool cooling technology, named HI-COOL, was also developed for retrofit at operating plants. (more…)

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Read more about the article A Steady Output of Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Power Plants from Holtec’s Power Plant Components Division (PPCD)
Two (2) Low Pressure Feedwater Heaters for a PWR South Carolina

A Steady Output of Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Power Plants from Holtec’s Power Plant Components Division (PPCD)

We are pleased to note, over the past two years, Holtec’s Power Plant Component Division (PPCD) has emerged as a prominent supplier of heat transfer equipment for Nuclear Power Plants. PPCD has designed, fabricated, and supplied numerous heat exchangers and other heat transfer equipment for Nuclear Power Plants based in the U.S. and overseas. Each piece of heat transfer equipment identified below was fabricated at Holtec’s Manufacturing Division (HMD) located in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. HMD is a 657,000 sq. feet state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, holding ASME stamps including Section VIII, Section III (Nuclear) and ISO certifications. (more…)

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Read more about the article Double Wall Canister to Store & Transport Used Nuclear Fuel Enters Production at the Holtec Manufacturing Division in Pittsburgh
DWC Manufacturing Station in the Fabrication Bay at HMD

Double Wall Canister to Store & Transport Used Nuclear Fuel Enters Production at the Holtec Manufacturing Division in Pittsburgh

We are pleased to announce the start of manufacturing of the latest Holtec nuclear storage and transport container, a version designed for Ukraine, christened the Double Wall Canister (DWC).

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