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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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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Read more about the article 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.

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Read more about the article ASLB Denies Intervenors’ Requests-for-Hearing and Terminates the Legal Proceedings on the HI-STORE CIS Program
HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage

ASLB Denies Intervenors’ Requests-for-Hearing and Terminates the Legal Proceedings on the HI-STORE CIS Program

“Because no petitioner has both demonstrated standing and proffered an admissible contention, this proceeding is terminated” reads the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) Memorandum and Order issued May 7 in the licensing process for the Holtec’s HI-STORE CIS facility (NRC’s press release on this matter is attached).  With the hearings hurdle removed, Holtec’s effort to establish the HI-STORE CISF (consolidated interim storage facility) in New Mexico remains on track for licensing in 2020. The license application for the HI-STORE CISF was submitted to the USNRC on March 31, 2017 and was accepted by the Commission in February 2018 (USNRC Docket No. 72-1051).

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Final Confirmatory Functional Testing of Chernobyl’s Used Fuel Storage Facility Begins Today with Handover to the Owner Expected this Summer

We are pleased to announce the start of final system-wide trials for Chernobyl’s dry store facility today. These functional dry runs follow a long series of exhaustive tests of the individual systems, structures and components within the spent nuclear fuel processing and storage complex called ISF-2.

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Holtec Has Reached an Agreement with Entergy to Acquire Indian Point Energy Center After the Last of the Three Reactors Shuts Down

We are pleased to announce that Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own Indian Point Units 1, 2, and 3, located in Buchanan, N.Y., to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning.

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