Global Nuclear Fuel awarded fuels contract

Published: Jan. 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2016 at 3:04 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Global Nuclear Fuel announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by Energy Northwest to continue providing fuel reloads for the Columbia Generating Station near Richland, WA.

The new contract awarded to GNF runs from 2019-2027 and includes five reloads for the 1,190 megawatt boiling water reactor. The total value of the contract is approximately $90 million.

Fuel for Columbia is fabricated by GNF at its facility in Wilmington.

"GNF has fueled Columbia since 2009 and this contract means that we'll continue to help Energy Northwest meet its performance goals with our industry-leading fuel products," said Lance Hall, executive vice president, nuclear fuels and services, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Columbia began using GNF2 fuel in 2015.

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