Global Nuclear Fuel’s GENUSA Awarded Fuel Supply Contract by Vattenfall
2 May 2018
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) today announced that GNF ENUSA Nuclear Fuel S.A. (GENUSA), a joint venture between ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas S.A. (ENUSA) and GNF, has been selected by Vattenfall to provide fuel reloads for the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant near Forsmark, Sweden.
The new fuel supply contract awarded to GENUSA, which is majority owned by GNF, runs from 2020 through 2023 and includes a total of eight reloads of GNF2, a high-performance fuel assembly designed to deliver increased energy output while decreasing overall fuel cycle costs. The eight reloads comprise four reloads each at units 1 and 2, respectively.
The first fuel delivery of GE design for Vattenfall dates from 1993. Since then, more than 2,500 fuel assemblies have fueled the Vattenfall reactors in Sweden.
“We continue to enhance our fuel products to further improve reliability for customers and we are pleased that Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading energy companies, has selected GNF2 for these upcoming reloads,” said Amir Vexler, CEO of GNF and president of the GENUSA Board of Directors.
The assemblies, whose components are designed by GNF, will include the enhanced GNF2 spacer as well as the Defender™ PLUS debris filter that significantly improves the chance of stopping debris before it ever reaches the fuel assembly.
"It is a satisfaction knowing that after more than 20 years of collaboration Vattenfall continues trusting in the GENUSA supply of products and services,” said Jose Luis Gonzalez, President and CEO of ENUSA. “These new contracts will strengthen our relationship with Vattenfall."
Fuel for units 1 and 2, utilizing GNF-supplied components, will be fabricated by ENUSA in Spain at its Juzbado Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Plant. Since its incorporation in 1996, ENUSA has manufactured fuel sold by GENUSA to operators of boiling water reactors across Europe.