United States: AREVA TN Awarded Contract by Exelon to Manufacture Used Fuel Storage Modules
May 04, 2015
AREVA TN, a division of AREVA, has been awarded a contract by Exelon Nuclear to supply 30 additional NUHOMS® HSM-H used fuel storage modules at the Nine Mile Point nuclear station in Scriba, N.Y.
Beginning mid-2015, the AREVA TN team and local labor will construct the horizontal storage modules (HSMs) onsite to reduce the cost of transporting the materials and generate important savings for the customer. These modules will join the existing 40 units already at Nine Mile Point, also constructed onsite in 2011.
AREVA’s robust NUHOMS® HSM-H system offers high seismic resistance through its thick reinforced concrete components, low profile, and interlinked rectangular modules. This above ground horizontal system offers greater structural stability, a high level of shielding and enables the ease of aging management inspections.
"Thanks to the expertise and innovative spirit of our teams, we are able to offer Exelon a more economical used fuel storage solution by casting the modules at the Nine Mile Point site,” said Greg Vesey, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas.
AREVA is a global leader in the transportation and storage of used nuclear fuel. More than 40% of American utilities use AREVA’s advanced NUHOMS® horizontal storage technology. The group has already sold over 900 storage systems in the U.S., making it the leading supplier of dry fuel storage solutions for more than 20 years.