Holtec International’s SMR, LLC has successfully completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) “Pre-Licensing Review of a Vendor’s Reactor Design” for its small modular reactor design, the SMR‑160.
The nuclear safety profile of Southern California Edison’s twin unit San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) made a giant stride on August 7th when the 73rd and last multi-purpose canister (MPC) of spent nuclear fuel was placed in its designated below-grade storage vault.
We are pleased to announce that Kiewit Power Constructors Co. of Omaha, Nebraska, a national leader in cost-competitive construction of combined cycle power plants, has joined Team Holtec as the latest member of a band of illustrious companies dedicated to the renaissance of nuclear energy.
We mark the tenth anniversary of the birth of our SMR-160 small modular reactor this month buoyed by the thought that its promise to render nuclear energy generation as benign as solar and wind - its kindred carbon free technologies - has been realized in full measure.
We are pleased to announce that after months of good faith negotiation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Holtec have amicably and productively come to agreement on all key issues related to the safe decommissioning of the shuttered Pilgrim nuclear plant.
We celebrate the successful deployment of our portable robotic welder, named HI-BRIAN, designed to drastically reduce the dose to the loading crew during multi-purpose canister (MPC) shell-to-lid welding evolutions.
We are pleased to announce that the first HI-TRAN 300, a vertical heavy load hauler designed by Holtec’s Nuclear Power Division (NPD) to serve as the single-failure-proof workhorse for hauling loaded Holtec dry spent fuel storage system components and for executing inter-cask canister transfer, has been successfully manufactured and factory tested by the Company’s Advanced Manufacturing Division in Camden, New Jersey.
Holtec and Exelon Generation recently hosted a Nuclear Regulatory Commission welding dry run inspection of multi-purpose canister (MPC) lid welding at Holtec’s Camden technology campus in support of Exelon’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station’s implementation of Holtec’s dry cask storage systems.
Holtec is saddened to observe that Indian Point Unit 2, competently operated by Entergy since 2001 and having served as a prominent clean energy producer in New York, is shutting down today - a casualty of the competition from the prevailing ultra-cheap fossil fuel prices and government subsidized renewable energy.
Holtec and Framatome have entered into an agreement to enable completion of all necessary engineering to fuel the SMR-160 with Framatome’s commercially available and well-proven 17 x 17 GAIA fuel assembly.