Global Nuclear Fuel Awarded $250 Million-Plus Contract to Fuel Entergy Nuclear Boiling Water Reactors
Long-term agreement extends GNFÔÇÖs fueling of Entergy NuclearÔÇÖs
boiling water reactor fleet
Entergy will be the first customer to utilize GNF3, the companyÔÇÖs
newest and most advanced fuel technology
WILMINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) today announced that it has been awarded a
long-term contract by Entergy Nuclear to continue to fuel its boiling
The new fuel supply contract, valued at more than $250 million, runs
from 2019 through 2031 and includes 10 reloads of GNF3. Entergy will be
the first customer to take delivery of GNF3 in reload quantities.
ÔÇ£Entergy and GNF have a long successful history of working together, but
it is the opportunity to support the Entergy Nuclear fleetÔÇÖs bright
future that makes us excited about this new agreement,ÔÇØ said Amir
Vexler, CEO of GNF. ÔÇ£With this extended period of fuel reloads, we are
pleased to be in a position to continue our long-standing relationship
with our valued customer by fueling their BWRs for the next decade with
GNF3, our newest, most advanced fuel product.ÔÇØ
Based on advanced technology developed by GNF, the GNF3 fuel assembly is
designed to offer customers improved fuel cycle economics, increased
performance and flexibility in operation and further improve on the
reliability of GNFÔÇÖs previous product lines.
GNF3 lead use assemblies have been operating in several U.S. nuclear
power plants, including four lead use assemblies in EntergyÔÇÖs River Bend
Nuclear Station in St. Francisville, Louisiana since 2015.
ÔÇ£We are pleased to continue our partnership with Global Nuclear Fuel to
receive fuel for our nuclear reactors,ÔÇØ said John Elnitsky, senior vice
president, Engineering and Technical Services, Entergy Nuclear. ÔÇ£Being
able to use one of the newest, most advanced fuel products on the market
fits well with our strategies for achieving excellence in fuel
reliability and gaining efficiencies for our customers.ÔÇØ
In 2019, EntergyÔÇÖs River Bend nuclear facility will become the first
plant in which GNF3 will be installed in reload quantities. GNF3 will be
installed in reload quantities at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port
Gibson, Mississippi, in 2020. GNF has fueled EntergyÔÇÖs Grand Gulf and
River Bend reactors continuously since 2008.
GNF3 is fabricated with GNFÔÇÖs latest technology at the companyÔÇÖs
state-of-the-art facility in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) is a world-leading supplier of boiling water
reactor fuel and fuel-related engineering services. GNF is a GE-led
joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd. and operates primarily through Global
Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC in Wilmington, N.C., and Global Nuclear
Fuel-Japan Co., Ltd. in Kurihama, Japan.