Westinghouse to deliver nuclear fuel to Arizona power plant

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Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) signed a $250 million contract with Westinghouse to fabricate and deliver its newest fuel product for the Combustion Engineering (CE) pressurized water reactor (PWR) fleet.
 
The contract is an extension to continue fabricating and delivering fuel to three reactors at APS’ Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona. An addition to the contract includes the transition engineering and licensing required to deploy the new fuel design.
 
The next generation fuel, called CE16NGF, incorporates proprietary materials, such as advanced cladding material and burnable absorbers, and advances in structural design that improve the fuel’s efficiency and reliability. The fuel is currently in use in two other CE 16 x 16 units in the U.S.
 
Westinghouse provides nuclear fuel to 145 plants globally, 55 of which are in the U.S.
 
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