Case Study: Hematite Fuel Fabrication Facility Project

Start date: 2001 | Completion: 2021


From 1956 to 1974, the Hematite Fuel Fabrication Facility produced nuclear fuel for military and peacetime purposes as the first privately owned and operated fuel production plant in the United States. As owner and operator, Westinghouse needed to manage and perform the entire decommissioning effort at the facility.


Westinghouse staffed key functions including Program Management, Operations Management, Quality Assurance Management, Environment Safety and Health Management Engineering, Document Control, Licensing, Supply Chain Management, Project Controls and other important functions such as the executive oversight committee. The work included characterization, demolition, soil remediation, waste processing, transportation and disposal, and final site survey of a Westinghouse nuclear reactor fuel manufacturing facility used to produce reactor fuel for the U.S. government and commercial power utilities.

Why Westinghouse?

As the owner/operator of the Hematite Fuel Fabrication Facility, Westinghouse was invested in efficiently and effectively executing the long-term project with maximum cost savings throughout its multiple discreet (and often overlapping) phases.

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