Callaway orders casks

5 September 2012

Holtec International has signed a long-term contract to deploy an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation at the Callaway Energy Center, operated by Ameren UE.

The turnkey contract will see Holtec complete all engineering, site construction, security, fabrication, as well as pool-to-pad loading services to establish the dry spent fuel storage programme at Callaway.

“The Callaway project will also utilize Holtec’s patented VECASP technology…to keep the overhead crane hook from entering the spent fuel pool during cask loading operations,” the company said in a statement. Other US PWRs currently using this technology include Waterford, Byron, Braidwood, and Vogtle.

Upgrade of the crane trolley to single failure proof is also part of Holtec’s work scope. Holtec’s undertaking also includes the supply of one HI-TRAC VW transfer cask and all associated ancillary equipment to load the HI- STORM Systems.

All equipment will be fabricated at the 500,000-square foot Holtec Manufacturing Division (HMD) facility, located in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, the company said.

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