United States: AREVA Awarded Two Contracts to Supply Used Fuel Storage Solutions
March 14, 2016
AREVA TN, an AREVA subsidiary, has recently signed two long-term contracts worth more than $200 million (approximately 184 million euros) 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 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 Benoît Fichefeux, Director of AREVA TN. “We continue to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for our customers while maintaining the highest level of safety in our operations."
Present in over 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 over 30 sites, more than any other supplier in the country.