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Transnuclear, Inc. Contracted by Exelon’s Limerick Plant for Eight Dry Fuel Storage Canisters

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May 14, 2013

COLUMBIA, Md., May 14, 2013 — Transnuclear, Inc., an AREVA company that is the U.S. market leader in safe and innovative used nuclear fuel storage and transportation solutions, was recently contracted by Exelon’s Limerick Nuclear Power Plant for eight 61BTH dry shielded canisters (DSC) for the storage of used nuclear fuel. The canisters will be manufactured at Transnuclear’s newly acquired North Carolina-based fabricator, Columbiana Hi Tech, LLC (CHT). This is the first DSC order from Transnuclear, Inc. to be built at CHT since the acquisition.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to provide Exelon with our proven 61BTH canister technology for safe used fuel storage,” said Mike McMahon, CEO and President of Transnuclear, Inc. “With our vertically integrated fabricator in place, we are able to assure a cost-effective, high-quality product delivered on schedule to produce safe, low-dose results for our customers.”

The Transnuclear NUHOMS® 61BTH canisters can safely store up to 61 used fuel assemblies from a boiling water reactor, and can handle high heat loads. The canisters can be safely stored in the NUHOMS® horizontal storage modules or the vertical TN-NOVA overpack. The first four 61BTH canisters will be delivered in 2014, with four more to be delivered in 2015.


Kelly Cousineau
AREVA Media Relations
Tel.: (202) 680-2469

More About Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT)

CHT is a division of AREVA Inc. located in Greensboro, N.C. We specialize in custom fabrication and are dedicated to supplying qualified products to the nuclear industry. With 30 years of experience, our team of engineers and manufacturing staff has the industrial expertise and quality assurance credentials to meet the needs of nuclear utilities and related industries. Visit us at http://chtnuclear.com.

More About AREVA TN

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 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 nearly 5,000 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 Charlotte, NC. Visit us online at http://us.areva.com and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.