Westinghouse wins Vattenfall nuclear fuel deal

Westinghouse Electric Co has been selected by Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries and engineering services for three of its reactors. Ringhals nuclear reactor

The contract is for yearly deliveries between 2016 and 2019 to Forsmark 3, Ringhals 3 and Ringhals 4 (pictured)

The contract includes yearly deliveries of fuel for the three reactors during a four-year period (2016 to 2019). 

Johan Hallén, Westinghouse vice-president and managing director for northern Europe, said. “The market for nuclear fuel assemblies is very competitive with suppliers from Germany, the US, Korea, Japan and Spain providing finished fuel to similar reactors. Vattenfall’s commitment to Swedish engineering and manufacturing helps Westinghouse compete on a global scale, ensuring a strong domestic industry employing thousands in Sweden.”

Forsmark 3 is a boiling water reactor designed and built by ASEA-ATOM, which was acquired by Westinghouse in 2000. Ringhals 3 and 4 both are pressurized water reactors, designed and built by Westinghouse.

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