Energy Northwest Extends Nuclear Fuel Supply Contract with GNF

Columbia Generating Station

A joint venture with General Electric (GE, NYSE: GE), Toshiba and Hitachi will continue to reload nuclear fuel at a power plant in Washington under a $90 million contract.
Energy Northwest picked joint venture Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) to continue to supply fuel for the Columbia Generating Station. The new contract runs from 2019 through 2027 and includes five reloads for the 1,190-MW boiling water reactor.
Columbia began using GNF2 fuel in 2015. The fuel is a high performance fuel assembly designed to deliver increased energy output while decreasing overall fuel cycle costs. The GNF2 fuel is fabricated at GNF’s facility in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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