Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced on 12 November that GNF Enusa Nuclear Fuel SA (Genusa) has been selected to provide fuel reloads for the Finland’s Olkiluoto.
The contract was awarded by TVO to Genusa following a competitive bid, and runs from 2020 to 2038. It includes reloads of GNF2, a high-performance fuel assembly designed to deliver increased energy output while decreasing overall fuel cycle costs. TVO and Genusa expect to evaluate the suitability of future fuel designs to meet TVO’s operational goals.
“We fuelled the Olkiluoto reactors for several years and as we continue to evolve our products to further strengthen reliability and performance, we are pleased to provide fuel to TVO for many years to come,” said Amir Vexler, CEO of GNF and president of the Genusa Board of Directors. Roberto Gonzalez Villegas, Enusa's director for business development and technology, said: “TVO was one of our first customers abroad and we are happy to see that we have obtained their confidence for a long collaboration.”
Fuel for Olkiluoto, utilising GNF-supplied components, will be fabricated by Enusa in Spain at its Juzbado nuclear fuel plant. Since its incorporation in 1996, Enusa has manufactured fuel sold by Genusa boiling water reactor operators across Europe.
Photo: View the OL2 reactor core (Photo:TVO)