Areva Signs Deal for 18 Fuel Reloads at Exelon Nuclear Plants

Areva has cut a deal to provide fuel for five Exelon reactors starting in 2016.

Three Mile Island. Source: NRCThe contract announced Thursday covers 18 reloads – enough for three refueling cycles at the Dresden and Quad Cities plants in Illinois, plus six refueling cycles at Three Mile Island unit 1 in Pennsylvania. It also includes related engineering services at TMI, according to an Areva release, which did not disclose a dollar figure for the agreement. The company will fabricate the fuel in Richland, Wash.

Exelon operates four General Electric boiling water reactors at its Dresden and Quad Cities plants. It operates a Babcock & Wilcox pressurized water reactor at Three Mile Island. Areva noted that Exelon will use the French company's Atrium 10XM fuel for the BWRs.

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