GENUSA wins Oskarshamn fuel contract

24 March 2010

Spanish fuel company GENUSA has won a $50 million contract to provide fuel for the Oskarshamn nuclear power station in Sweden. The company is majority owned by Global Nuclear Fuel - a joint venture of GE Hitachi, Ltd. and Toshiba.

GENUSA will supply fuel and engineering services for two of the three reactors at the Oskarshamn for a period of four years, starting in 2012. The contract will include fuel product design, components, uranium conversion and engineering services. The fuel will be equipped with GNF Defender filter technology, which will capture foreign matter in the reactor, preventing damage to fuel rods and potential fuel failures.

“Plant reliability is one of our most important priorities,” said OKG president Lars Thuring. “We are enthusiastic that GNF’s high-efficiency Defender filter technology will help us enhance our power station’s performance to provide safe, reliable energy to our customers.”

GNF has installed over 6000 fuel bundles featuring Defender filters in nuclear power plants around the world without a single debris-related failure.

CEO of GNF, Kevin Walsh commented: “We are very pleased to receive our first fuel order with OKG to help enhance the reliability of the station and protect Sweden’s national energy security.”

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