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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Read more about the article Holtec to Team with BGV Group of Ukraine to Expand the Nation’s Mineral Extraction and Processing Infrastructure
From left to right: Dr. Kris Singh (Holtec) and Mr. Gennadii Butkevych (BGV)

Holtec to Team with BGV Group of Ukraine to Expand the Nation’s Mineral Extraction and Processing Infrastructure

The BGV Group of Ukraine and Holtec International are pleased to announce their decision to enter into a joint venture to develop Ukraine’s untapped mineral resources by building a range of mining, processing and manufacturing facilities to help accelerate the country’s industrialization. 

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The Holtec Advisory Council Meeting on SMR-160 Marked by Several Major Milestone Developments

The winter meeting of the Holtec Advisory Council for SMR-160 was attended by invited industry experts from several leading organizations, including Bruce Power, Energoatom (Ukraine), Entergy, Exelon Generation, Southern, Talen Energy, NEI, SNC-Lavalin, Mitsubishi Electric, and several major suppliers which constituted a robust review team encompassing virtually all aspects of the SMR-160 program.

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Read more about the article Reprising 2018
Dr. Richard Springman, Vice President of International Projects

Reprising 2018

At Holtec, 2018 will be remembered as the year when the Company’s four-year quest to launch its decommissioning program reached a successful milestone.

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Read more about the article Ukraine’s National Energy Company, Energoatom, Reaches a Major Milestone Towards Implementing a Central Storage Facility for the Country’s Used VVER Fuel
Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC-31) qualified to store and transport 31 VVER-1000 fuel assemblies

Ukraine’s National Energy Company, Energoatom, Reaches a Major Milestone Towards Implementing a Central Storage Facility for the Country’s Used VVER Fuel

Representatives from Ukraine’s government, parliament, and various sectors of industry witnessed the culmination of a successful series of tests at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant that validated the various critical functions of Holtec-supplied equipment.

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Holtec Raises the Minimum Hourly Wage to Fifteen Dollars at Company’s Domestic Operation Centers

Camden, December 4, 2018: Speaking to a gathering of nuclear industry professionals, Holtec’s President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh, called a decent basic wage a fundamental human right and announced that Holtec will celebrate the holiday season by raising the minimum base (standard time) wage for its work force at every one of its US plants to $15 per hour.  “This pay raise is a small measure of my appreciation for the hard-working individuals at all Holtec campuses.”

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Read more about the article Over 170 Multi-Purpose Canisters Loaded in 2018 – An Industry Record
Loaded HI-STORM being moved out of Fuel Building at Pilgrim Station on elevated rail system.

Over 170 Multi-Purpose Canisters Loaded in 2018 – An Industry Record

We are pleased to report successful dry storage implementations of both PWR and BWR multi-purpose canisters (MPCs) in HI-STORM vertical ventilated modules at numerous nuclear plant sites, setting new records in their curie content and heat load.  Out of the total of 170 HI-STORM systems loaded thus far, 135 have been loaded by Holtec’s own site services group. The total number of Holtec systems loaded globally to date stands at 1235 at this writing. The nuclear units that have increased their dry storage population of HI-STORM vertical ventilated systems (VVMs) in 2018 are (in alphabetical order): Browns Ferry (TVA), Callaway (Ameren), Clinton (Exelon), Comanche Peak (Luminant), Diablo Canyon (PG&E), D.C. Cook (American Electric Power), Farley (Southern Nuclear), Pilgrim (Entergy), SONGS (Southern California Edison), Vermont Yankee (Entergy), Vogtle (Southern Nuclear) and Watts Bar (TVA).

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Read more about the article Holtec and India’s Maharashtra State Sign an MOU to Localize Manufacturing of Capital Equipment for Nation’s New Nuclear Plants
MOU Signing Ceremony - From Left to Right: Holtec’s President & CEO Dr. K.P. Singh, Holtec’s Sr. Vice President Dr. Jyoti Chatterjee (partially visible), Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Minister for Industries of Maharashtra Mr. Subhash Desai, Additional Chief Secretary of Industries of Maharashtra Mr. Satish Gavai, CEO of MIDC Dr. P. Anbalagan, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Bhushan Gagrani.

Holtec and India’s Maharashtra State Sign an MOU to Localize Manufacturing of Capital Equipment for Nation’s New Nuclear Plants

Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Holtec Asia to establish a manufacturing facility that would give India autonomous capability to produce systems and components to support the country’s planned expansion of nuclear generation.

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Holtec Files Request to Acquire Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by End of 2019, Complete Decommissioning Decades Sooner than Entergy

Entergy Corp. and Holtec International, through their affiliates, asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today to approve the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec after shutdown. Holtec plans to complete decommissioning and site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy completed decommissioning.

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