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Transnuclear Achieves New Milestone during Safe and Successful Completion of Dry Fuel Storage Loading

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October 24, 2012

BETHESDA, Md., October 24, 2012 – A team led by Transnuclear, Inc. (TN), an AREVA company, recently completed a successful dry fuel storage loading campaign demonstrating safety, excellence and professionalism that exemplified industry goals and significantly lowered the radiation dose set in previous campaigns.

The Transnuclear team performed pool-to-pad services using their NUHOMS® 32PT system. The team of 25 people performed more than 28,000 safe work hours throughout the entirety of the project. In addition to finishing ahead of schedule and within budget, the Transnuclear team completed the campaign at 30 percent of the initial dose estimate.

“At Transnuclear we are committed to meeting our customers’ needs with an unparalleled focus on safety, quality and strong performance delivery,” said Michael McMahon, President & CEO of Transnuclear Inc. “Our high level of performance is a result of our investment in our new NUHOMS® University Training Center and our emphasis on a mindset of continuous improvement. With the Training Center and our dedication to continuous improvement, Transnuclear teams can apply the highest of industry standards to their work, thus meeting and often exceeding our customers’ safety and dose targets.”

The NUHOMS® University training facility is located in Aiken, SC and is the first used-fuel storage training facility in the United States to use full-scale, working casks and trailers for training purposes. The University was created to respond to customer expectations on human performance in all aspects of nuclear plant operations.

For this project, 288 fuel assemblies were removed from the spent fuel pool of one of our customer’s sites and transferred safely into nine Dry Shielded Canisters (DSCs) which were then moved in Horizontal Storage Modules (HSMs) on the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI).


Michael French
Tel.: (301) 841-1702

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AREVA TN, a division of AREVA, is the market leader for used fuel storage and fuel transportation in the American nuclear industry. We offer innovative total systems solutions for the safe storage of used fuel, industry best pool-to-pad services, and nuclear fuel and waste logistics. Our success is based on our reputation for unparalleled human performance initiatives, a dedication to safety first, transparent pricing and business integrity that combine to ensure our customers get “as promised” cost savings and superior results. http://us.areva.com/arevatn


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AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the commercial nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor primary circuit design and fabrication, and operating fleet engineering and services. AREVA is recognized by utilities around the world for its expertise, its skills in cutting-edge technologies, and its dedication to the highest level of safety. AREVA Inc.’s 4,100 employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.