The joint venture of Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin, Comprehensive Decommissioning International, has awarded a contract to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).
GEH is expected to use an underwater segmentation process that was developed by GEH and REI Nuclear, which GEH purchased in December 2018.
As of July 1, Holtec International took over ownership of Exelon Generation’s Oyster Creek, a 636 MWe nuclear plant in Lacy Township, New Jersey. The plant was closed down in September 2018. More recently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reassigned the operating permit for the plant to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, a Holtec subsidiary, and Holtec Decommissioning International, which will manage decommissioning of the facility.
“Our primary goal is to decommission Oyster Creek safely and with the community’s best interest in mind,” said Holtec President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kris Singh in a July 1 statement.
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