AREVA Awarded Two Major Contracts to Supply Used Fuel Storage Solutions
March 14, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 14, 2016 – AREVA TN, an AREVA subsidiary, recently signed two long-term contracts worth more than $200 million with U.S. utilities for the supply of used fuel storage solutions.
Under these agreements, AREVA will supply its NUHOMS® dry-shielded canisters, designed to store fuel assemblies from boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors, including high-burnup, short-cooled fuel. The company will also supply the NUHOMS® horizontal storage system, which will house the canisters on the customers’ sites. The system’s robust design offers industry-best earthquake resistance thanks to its side-by-side concrete structures.
“AREVA has built long-term customer relationships based on the strong performance and the safety track record of our technologies,” said Greg Vesey, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas. “We continue to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for our customers while maintaining the highest level of safety in our operations."
Present in more than 30 countries, AREVA TN is a market leader in transportation and used fuel storage solutions. In the United States, nearly 1,000 used fuel canisters are currently loaded at more than 30 sites, more than any other supplier in the country.