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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The U.S. Small Business Administration Approves the Mentor-Protégé Application between Gilmartin Engineering and Holtec International

We are pleased to announce that the US Small Business Administration has approved the Mentor-Protégé Application between Gilmartin Engineering Works, Inc. (Protégé) and Holtec International (Mentor) under All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP). (more…)

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Read more about the article U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Holtec International’s KPS Technology Campus, Lauds Company’s Nuclear Program
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Addresses Holtec Associates

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Holtec International’s KPS Technology Campus, Lauds Company’s Nuclear Program

Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured Holtec’s Advanced Manufacturing Division and Operations Center at the Company’s Krishna P. Singh (KPS) Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey on October 25, 2018. (more…)

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Read more about the article All of Vermont Yankee’s Used Fuel Placed In Dry Storage
Entergy and Holtec Management Team

All of Vermont Yankee’s Used Fuel Placed In Dry Storage

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the largest defueling project of a BWR plant in the U.S. – a project that was completed in record time. Entergy Nuclear signed a contract with Holtec to expeditiously defuel the Vermont Yankee (VY) spent fuel pool. The overall project scope included construction of a second ISFSI pad, security expansion, engineering, licensing, manufacturing, delivery and loading of 45 HI-STORM cask systems, all on a turnkey basis. (more…)

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Holtec International to Acquire Pilgrim and Palisades Sites from Entergy after their Reactors Shutdown: Proto-Prompt Decommissioning Planned for Both Sites

As reported in the media, Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, after their shutdowns and reactor defuelings, to a Holtec International subsidiary for accelerated decommissioning. The sales include the transfer of the licenses, spent fuel, and Nuclear Decommissioning Trusts (NDTs), as well as the site of the decommissioned Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant near Charlevoix, Michigan, where only the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) remains. The transactions are subject to conditions to closing, including approvals from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of the license transfers. (more…)

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Holtec International to Purchase Oyster Creek Generating Station and Decommission Nuclear Plant Within Eight Years

Exelon Generation, the owner of the nation’s largest fleet of nuclear energy facilities, and Holtec International, a global leader in used nuclear fuel management technologies, today announced an agreement for Holtec to purchase Oyster Creek Generating Station.

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Comanche Peak and Holtec Ink a long-term contract for the supply of dry storage systems and associated services

On February 22nd, 2018 Holtec International formalized a multi-year agreement for the supply of HI-STORM dry storage systems and pool-to-pad loading services with Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP). The long-term agreement vests soup-to-nuts responsibility with Holtec for the plant’s spent fuel management through year 2033. (more…)

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Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin Form US-Based JV to Pursue Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Work in the US

Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) group are pleased to announce a new US-based joint venture company named Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI). The Company, headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, has been established to bring the expertise of both companies together to ensure safe, rapid, and economic decommissioning of shuttered nuclear plants. (more…)

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Read more about the article Holtec International’s Camden Campus Wins Project Achievement Awards
The Campus Located in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware Riverfront features Holtec’s Corporate Engineering Center and two Manufacturing Plants

Holtec International’s Camden Campus Wins Project Achievement Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus in Camden, NJ has been selected to receive several awards for its quality, complexity and swiftness of construction, including the LEED Honor and the CMAA Project Achievement Award. The Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus is a 50-acre state-of-the-art campus, which features a 7-story engineering office building, a heavy manufacturing plant, and a light manufacturing plant. These manufacturing plants bring Holtec’s total manufacturing floor space to nearly 1.5 million square feet.
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Read more about the article USDOE Announces Financial Support for Holtec’s Advanced Laser Welding Process for New and Operating Reactors
Advanced Robotic Welding Technology

USDOE Announces Financial Support for Holtec’s Advanced Laser Welding Process for New and Operating Reactors

We are pleased to announce that the USDOE has accepted Holtec’s proposal to advance and commercialize a cutting-edge technology known as hybrid laser arc welding for use in nuclear structures and systems. Our own SMR-160 small modular reactor program will be a principal beneficiary of the fruits of this R&D program.   We anticipate that this advancement will help improve the quality of welds in the entire range of critical service components, from thick-walled reactor vessels to thin-walled multi-purpose canisters. Brian Farnsworth, Holtec’s principal subject matter expert and noted innovator of welding and non-destructive examination technologies, stated, “this project will allow us to investigate and develop very low weld heat input techniques coupled with grain size control (refinement), mechanical properties optimization, high joint fill rates utilizing narrow gap, and very close control of weld heat-affected zone size.” (more…)

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