Civil Construction

Civil Construction forms the fourth critical rung in Holtec Power Division, LLC’s ladder of vertically-integrated supply of goods and services to its clients. The rungs in the ladder that lead to the plateau of absolute client satisfaction are as follows:

Purpose-Focused Design Development

Securing Licenses and Permits

Manufacturing

Civil Construction

Commissioning

Site Services

A major area of focus for the Holtec Power Division is nuclear-pedigree high-consequence site construction. Holtec Power Division has a long resume of successfully completed Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) pads that support closely-spaced massive casks with reinforced concrete.

The ISFSI pads must be built to nuclear quality assurance standards and must meet a narrow band of 28-day compressive strength. To meet such exacting requirements, Holtec Power Division’s Civil Construction Group maintains an array of operating procedures backed by a rigorous training program. 

Holtec Power Division’s Civil Construction Group maintains experienced degreed engineers, skilled in civil design and field construction work. The Group is led by Vice President Michael McNamara and his able deputy, Mr. Paul Thomas. On average, the group manages three-to-five global construction projects per year; the most recently completed project is the world’s largest used fuel project at Chernobyl.

The Construction Group is slated to experience a major expansion as Holtec begins the construction of the 100-acre HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility in southeastern New Mexico, expected to commence 2021. 

The next giant increase in the Construction Group’s responsibilities will come when Holtec’s SMR-160 program enters the construction phase, expected in 2025. The projected rise in Holtec’s construction responsibilities are destined to make the Civil Construction Group a centerpiece of the company’s endeavors.