Westinghouse Electric has been awarded a contract to provide nuclear fuel to Electricité de France (EdF). The contract will give Westinghouse the opportunity to provide up to 20% of EdF's total nuclear fuel requirements over several years and is part of EdF's programme to fulfil European Commission directives regarding international competition within the French nuclear market.
Westinghouse, through the European Fuel Group, will manufacture the fuel assemblies at its existing facility in Västerås, Sweden and at the Enusa plant in Juzbado, Spain. Most components will be manufactured at the Westinghouse fuel fabrication facility in Columbia, South Carolina. The Westinghouse Springfields facility near Preston, UK will provide conversion services.
The European Fuel Group is an alliance between Westinghouse and Enusa.