AREVA Inc Awarded Contract to Supply Nuclear Fuel to the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant
September 11, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 11, 2014 – AREVA Inc. has been awarded a contract by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for up to $250 million to provide nuclear fuel to the three boiling water reactors at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama.
The scope of this contract includes nine nuclear fuel reloads of the ATRIUM™ 10XM fuel design, the supply of core monitoring technology and related services. The fuel will be fabricated at AREVA’s Richland, Wash., facility, with delivery beginning in 2017.
“AREVA has supplied nuclear fuel for Browns Ferry since 2004 and we are proud to continue a great fuel partnership with TVA,” said Ron Land, senior vice president of AREVA’s Fuel business unit, U.S. region. “This contract recognizes the role that AREVA’s strong fuel performance plays in safe and economically competitive power generation, and highlights our innovative ATRIUM fuel designs for the boiling water reactor market.”
TVA will also have the option to upgrade to AREVA’s next generation ATRIUM™ 11 fuel design that is currently being introduced to the U.S. market. Already in use in Germany, this advanced fuel product has been designed to improve fuel efficiency and operating flexibility for utilities.