Netherlands: AREVA signs a contract with the utility EPZ to deliver used nuclear fuel transport casks
GROUP / BACK END
October 08, 2014
AREVA and EPZ signed a contract for the supply of three next-generation TN 17 MAX casks.
The contract is part of an EPZ agreement for used fuel recycling, signed by the two companies in 2011, and which covers most notably the transportation of nuclear materials.
The TN 17 MAX casks are made of special steel and are specifically designed for the transportation of used nuclear fuel. They offer utilities high performance levels and considerable flexibility in terms of logistics. The casks will ensure the transportation of used fuel from the EPZ Borssele power plant until the year 2036.
"This contract reflects the strong ties that have existed between EPZ and AREVA for more than 35 years. We are proud that a European utility has once again turned to AREVA for our management solutions in the back end of the fuel cycle," said Dominique Mockly, Senior Executive VP of AREVA’s Back End Business Group.