The Holtec Technology Campus (HTC) is being developed by HTC, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holtec International. The Campus will occupy approximately 50 acres of the land on the left bank of the Delaware river in south Camden where the famed New York Shipyard (now a major cargo port operated by the South Jersey Port Authority) once stood.
The site is framed by the Ben Franklin Bridge to the north, the Walt Whitman Bridge to the south, and the Philadelphia center city skyline to the west.
The Holtec Technology Campus will consist of two large manufacturing plants, a seven story corporate engineering center, a system test facility (without nuclear fuel), and support installations like a training center, non-destructive testing laboratory, and corporate apartments. All shops, laboratories and facilities within HTC are envisaged to be state-of-the-art. In particular, the manufacturing plant is being configured to incorporate the latest in fabrication machinery and information management software to enable precision manufacturing of large and complex weldments such as those that will be required to assemble Holtec’s small modular reactor, SMR-160, currently under development by the Company.
According to Holtec’s Executive Committee, the pragmatic business development policies of New Jersey’s political leadership and its implementation by the state’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) played a major role in Holtec’s decision to site the HTC in Camden.
Holtec International plans to establish a comprehensive apprenticeship program to train local youths to learn manufacturing skills to operate advanced machinery. The apprenticeship program will be coordinated with the City of Camden as well as with the local high schools and vocational schools.
With its ready access to the Atlantic Ocean through the deep water port on the Delaware River, the manufacturing plant at the HTC will complement Holtec’s existing plant in Pittsburgh which is constrained from building large hardware because of lack of an adjacent deep water port facility. With Interstate 676 running immediately to the east side of the Campus and a ConRail spur reaching into the shop, the manufacturing plant is well positioned to be conveniently served by road, rail, and water.
The new corporate engineering center will serve as the crucible of innovation enabled by a critical mass of technical talent consisting of hundreds of engineers in various technical disciplines working together to produce new technologies that have historically undergirded Holtec’s business success. HTC’s manufacturing plants will serve to give embodiment to the innovations conceived and nurtured by the engineers a few hundred yards away. The raid, rail, and waterway links will give HTC the means to readily transport the manufactured goods to the rest of the world.
In establishing the Holtec Technology Campus, Holtec International seeks to recapture South Jersey’s faded glory as a bastion of manufacturing and, in a larger measure, to help resuscitate America’s shrunken base of heavy manufacturing.
The entire Campus will operate under Holtec’s world class nuclear quality program and the widely celebrated safety & project management regimen that have consistently distinguished Holtec as a stand-out turnkey executor of complex projects across the globe.