EDF Energy and Holtec International Sign Long-Term Agreement for Supply of Casks and Loading Campaigns for Sizewell B

In a signing ceremony in London on December 17, 2019, EDF Energy’s Managing Director of Generation Mr. Matt Sykes hosted the signing of a Long-Term Agreement with Holtec International for the supply of casks and loading campaign services for Sizewell B.

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EDF Energy and Holtec Celebrate Successful Completion of First Spent Fuel Campaign and New Dry Store for Sizewell B
From L-R: Mike Pence (Holtec), Paul Morton (Sizewell B Station Director), Vincent de Rivaz (EDF Energy CEO), Stuart Crooks (EDF Energy Generation MD), Tom Marcille (Holtec Vice President), Mark Gorry (EDF Energy Chief Nuclear Officer), Jerry Haller (Dry Fuel Store Program Director)

EDF Energy and Holtec Celebrate Successful Completion of First Spent Fuel Campaign and New Dry Store for Sizewell B

On June 15, 2017, EDF Energy marked the successful completion of its 1st spent fuel loading campaign and a state-of-the-art new dry store at Sizewell B-UK’s first. The dry store uses Holtec’s double wall multi-purpose canisters and HI-STORM MIC casks.

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A Historic First for the U.K. Nuclear Industry
EDF personnel and Holtec’s Sizlon Business Unit personnel form a proud cluster in front of the first HI-STORM MIC Overpack Left to right: Holtec’s Sizlon Business Unit: Mike Pence, Stuart Moore, Eddie Nantz, James Delaney; EDF Energy: Danny Bailey, Carl Greenwood and Richard Parlone.

A Historic First for the U.K. Nuclear Industry

On March 13, 2017, the UK's first dry storage cask was placed inside Sizewell B's Dry Fuel Storage Building at its designated location. The cask, known as HI-STORM MIC (the acronym MIC stands for Mega-Impact Capable), designed by Holtec in close cooperation with EDF Energy for a 100-year design life, was manufactured at Holtec's Pittsburgh, PA plant.

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EDF Energy and Holtec Complete the UK’s First “Dry Fuel Store” at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station
Dry Fuel Store Opening, March 31, 2016 From Left to Right:Stuart Crooks, Managing Director – Generation, EDF Energy; Vincent de Rivaz, CEO, EDF Energy; Paul Morton, Sizewell B Station Director, EDF Energy; and Dr. Kris Singh, President and CEO, Holtec International

EDF Energy and Holtec Complete the UK’s First “Dry Fuel Store” at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station

EDF Energy is inaugurating the United Kingdom’s first dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, allowing the continued safe operation of Sizewell B to at least 2035 and with the possibility of a further 20 year life extension.

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Commencement of Inactive Commissioning for the HI-STORM ISFSI at EDF Energy’s Sizewell B
The First HI-STORM Overpack and Two Multipurpose Canisters Arrive at the Sizewell B Site

Commencement of Inactive Commissioning for the HI-STORM ISFSI at EDF Energy’s Sizewell B

We are pleased to announce that Great Britain's only PWR- Sizewell B- has received agreement from the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to begin the inactive commissioning process (called "dry runs" in the U.S.) to prove out the dry storage implementation steps.

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