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First TRITON11™ BWR Fuel Assemblies Completed; Approved for Delivery to TVO

Posted January 21, 2019 by Westinghouse Electric Company

TVO representatives witnessed the fuel assembling, final inspection and channeling in Westinghouse’s Västerås, Sweden fuel manufacturing facility.

The first eight TRITON11 fuel assemblies prepared for Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima’s (TVO) Olkiluoto nuclear power plant recently were successfully completed and approved for delivery. TVO representatives witnessed the fuel assembling, final inspection and channeling in Westinghouse’s Västerås, Sweden fuel manufacturing facility. This campaign will be followed by a delivery of 10 TRITON11 fuel assemblies to OKG’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden in mid-2019.

The new Westinghouse TRITON11 fuel was developed to significantly reduce fuel cycle costs and increase overall fuel reliability for boiling water reactor (BWR) plants. The fuel is optimized for efficiency in 12- and 24-month cycles, as well as for uprated cores and higher burnups. TRITON11 is the first Westinghouse 11x11 BWR fuel design and comprises a unique design with three central water rods. The efficiency of TRITON11 was designed to be superior to all other BWR fuel types on the market.

The completion of TRITON11 demonstrates Westinghouse’s continued global leadership within nuclear fuel development, and its foremost manufacturing ability to successfully deliver the next generation of BWR fuel.

 
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