United-States: AREVA signs a major fuel contract with Exelon
OPERATIONS / FRONT END
April 18, 2013
AREVA signed a contract with the U.S. utility Exelon to provide nuclear fuel fabrication services to Dresden and Quad Cities nuclear power stations (Illinois) and to continue fabrication services to Three Mile Island nuclear plant (Pennsylvania).
Under the agreement, AREVA will supply beginning in 2016 a total of twelve reloads to the four Dresden and Quad Cities units. In addition, the group will provide six fuel reloads to Three Mile Island and continue to supply the facility with both fuel and engineering services.
“AREVA is proud that Exelon chose to use its ATRIUMTM 10XM*”, stated Markus Birkhofer, Executive VP for AREVA’s fuel activities. “This contract recognizes the excellent performance of our fuel technologies and confirms our strong position on the boiling water reactor market”.
AREVA will fabricate the fuel at its Richland, Washington facility.
AREVA’s ATRIUM™ 10XM is a proven, safe, and reliable product. It is designed to improve fuel efficiency and operating flexibility. Its superior performance has been demonstrated by reliable operation in more than 2,000 fuel assemblies. ATRIUM™ 11, which is under development, will provide additional fuel cycle economics to boiling water reactors.
* ATRIUMTM: fuel assembly supplied by AREVA to utilities operating the boiling water reactors worldwide.