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Transnuclear Inc. Wins Contract for Safe Material Storage

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February 15, 2013

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 15, 2013 – Transnuclear, Inc., an AREVA company, has been selected by CENG LLC to handle irradiated hardware storage needs at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant using its NUclear HOrizontal Waste Storage (NUHOWS) system.

The NUHOWS large dry storage system is a sister to Transnuclear’s NUHOMS® system for safe used fuel dry storage, and was proactively developed to address radioactive material storage concerns for clients.

At the Nine Mile Point site, materials including flattened control rod blades, jet pumps and low-power range monitors will be stored in the Transnuclear RadWaste Storage Containers (RWCs), providing a safe storage solution for a range of the station’s non-fuel components. Using these Transnuclear containers requires minimal processing of the material, thus lowering CENG’s project cost, risk and dose.

“We are very pleased that our NUHOWS technology was selected,” said Michael McMahon, President and CEO of Transnuclear, Inc. “It is our priority to provide safe and effective solutions for our customers for the storage of used fuel and irradiated materials. Our global expertise and innovative NUHOWS RadWaste system will ensure that our utility customers can address their storage needs safely and cost-effectively.”

The NUHOWS system features minimized in-pool processing of hardware and contamination-free storage, making the transfer of materials from wet to dry storage both safe and efficient. These cost-effective systems can be safely stored on-site for the life of the plant and beyond.

While on-site, the NUHOWS RWCs can be stored in Transnuclear’s NUHOMS® Horizontal Storage Modules, the same modules used to safely store used fuel. The RWCs can also be transferred using equipment that is already compatible with the utility’s used fuel storage system, representing a cost savings for the customer.

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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.


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AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its more than 4,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit us online at and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.

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