RWE and E.On picked Westinghouse Electric Co. to make and deliver nuclear fuel assemblies for the Gundremmingen and Emsland Nuclear Power Plants in Germany. The contract includes two fuel deliveries for each nuclear power plant between 2016 and 2018, as well as two optional deliveries for each nuclear power plant in later years. Westinghouse will manufacture the fuel at its facility in Västerås, Sweden.
The Emsland nuclear power plant is a single pressurized water reactor located near Lingen in Niedersachsen, Germany. The unit is operated by Kernkraftwerke Lippe-Ems GmbH, which is owned 87.5 percent by RWE and 12.5 percent by E.On. The Gundremmingen NPP comprises two boiling water reactors and is located in Gundremmingen, Bavaria. The plant is operated by Kernkraftwerk Gundremmingen GmbH, which is owned 75 percent by RWE and 25 percent by E.On.
Westinghouse is a single-source global nuclear fuel provider for PWRs, including Russian-designed VVER reactors, as well as BWRs and advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs). Currently Westinghouse is fueling 145 PWR and BWR plants, and has 10 nuclear fuel manufacturing locations around the world, including two sites in Europe: Springfields Fuels Limited in Preston, Lancashire, U.K. and Westinghouse Electric Sweden in Västerås.