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AREVA TN Receives Contract for Dry Fuel Storage Canisters

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November 26, 2013

Learn more about NUHOMS dry shielded canisters

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Phase Two of Horizontal Storage Module Construction Completed

CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 26, 2013 – AREVA TN was awarded a $12 million contract by the Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) Cooper Nuclear Power Plant to supply dry shielded canisters for the safe storage of used nuclear fuel.

The AREVA TN NUHOMS® 61BTH canisters are designed to handle high heat loads and safely store up to 61 used fuel assemblies from a boiling water reactor. AREVA TN’s North Carolina-based subsidiary, Columbiana Hi Tech, LLC, will manufacture the canisters, which are scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2015.

Additionally, AREVA TN is currently constructing the Cooper plant’s horizontal storage module (HSM) that will store the NUHOMS® canisters at the Cooper plant’s Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facility.

“We are pleased to provide the Cooper plant with our NUHOMS® canister and HSM that are proven for the safe and efficient storage of used fuel,” said Mike McMahon, president and CEO of AREVA TN in the United States. “The expertise of AREVA TN assures a cost-effective, high-quality product that will be delivered on schedule with safe, reliable results for our customers.”

AREVA Inc. Press Office

Denise Woernle
AREVA Inc. North America
(434) 832-3848

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