Westinghouse Electric Company said Wednesday that it has signed a nuclear fuel contract extension with PSEG, a major supplier of nuclear power in New Jersey, to continue providing fuel assemblies for both units at the Salem Nuclear Generating Station. Under the terms of the contract, Westinghouse will deliver its 17x17 Robust Fuel Assemblies, known as RFA-2. The design of RFA-2 utilizes proven Robust Fuel Assembly technology, which has been used successfully in more than 25,000 assemblies at 62 plants over the past 19 years.
The RFA-2 fuel assemblies for the Salem Nuclear Generating Station will continue to be manufactured at Westinghouse’s Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, South Carolina.
"Westinghouse has been the single-source fuel provider for PSEG's Salem plant since its start of operations more than 40 years ago," noted David Howell, president Americas Region and chief growth officer at Westinghouse. "This continued partnership is recognition of our reliable fuel performance and confirmation of the important trust PSEG has in Westinghouse," he said in a statement.
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