Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract to provide nuclear fuel to Electricite de France (EdF) for use in their nuclear power stations located throughout France.
The contract will give Westinghouse, which is owned by BNFL, UK, 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 will use the European Fuel Group, an alliance between Westinghouse and ENUSA, to manufacture the fuel assemblies at its facility in Vasteras, Sweden and at the ENUSA plant in Juzbado, Spain.
Most components will be manufactured at the Westinghouse fuel fabrication facility in Columbia, South Carolina, with others originating from the Westinghouse speciality metals plant in Blairsville, Pennsylvania and from the ENUSA plant in Juzbado.
The Westinghouse Springfields facility near Preston, UK will provide conversion services. The associated field and operation services will be offered via existing BNFL-Westinghouse French infrastructures.