Transnuclear, Inc. Wins Two Contracts for Pool-to-Pad Loading of Safe, Used Nuclear Fuel
July 31, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 31, 2013 – Transnuclear, Inc., an AREVA company, has been selected by two U.S. utilities to perform pool-to-pad loading campaigns featuring Transnuclear’s patented NUHOMS® dry shielded canisters. The campaigns include a 10-canister loading that began in June 2013, lasting 10 weeks, and an eight-canister loading that is planned for March 2014 and scheduled to complete in eight weeks. The loading schedules are consistent with Transnuclear’s safe loading performance track record of one canister per week.
“Our Transnuclear Enhanced and Agile Management (TEAM) program, which features highly trained and dedicated full-time personnel, has performed consistently safe and on-schedule loading campaigns in support of our customers,” said Michael McMahon, president and CEO of Transnuclear. “We look forward to providing safe, high-quality performance and delivery as our pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) pool-to-pad loading teams continue to set the bar high for the industry.”
Since 2011, Transnuclear has completed 57 consecutive successful pool-to-pad loadings including 20 canister loadings in 2013. The pool-to-pad loadings were completed with remarkably low doses of radiation and no change orders, meeting Transnuclear’s operational excellence targets for quality delivery.
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