AREVA TN – U.S. Success in Nuclear Safety, Steel and Labor

AREVA TN customer shows pride of ownership with newly built – safe and secure – horizontal storage module for housing NUHOMS® dry storage canisters.

AREVA TN customer shows pride of ownership with newly built – safe and secure – horizontal storage module for housing NUHOMS® dry storage canisters.

With our recent multiple nuclear fuel storage contract announcements in Nebraska, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, this is a good opportunity to provide an inside look at AREVA TN’s positive impact on nuclear energy safety, manufacturing and job growth in the U.S.

For 50 years, AREVA TN has been a leader in the U.S. industry for safe and secure used nuclear fuel management.

Based on our commitment to maximize regional fabrication and localize materials sourcing, we’ve built a strong and diverse national supply chain to support our customers’ projects.

AREVA TN uses two U.S. fabricators—one in North Carolina and one in Idaho—to build our advanced technology NUHOMS® canisters. And, we proudly tap regional U.S. steel suppliers for the materials. Together the two U.S. facilities will produce 50 “Made in America” canisters a year, more than 60% of our annual global production.

But our used nuclear fuel management business not only drives American manufacturing, we also intentionally solicit and employ regional labor for each of our customer projects. For example, AREVA TN hires local union labor for our pool to pad loading operations at customer sites, employing approximately 15 union workers per campaign. We also use local union labor to cast and construct our innovative above-ground concrete horizontal storage module system to safely and securely store the canisters. During these projects, the influx of workers and material purchases provides a significant economic boost to the local community. For example, a loading campaign at a Pennsylvania nuclear energy facility will hire local union workers and bring several million dollars into the regional economy.

As a U.S. leader in safe used fuel management, we are proud to serve our customers with the most advanced technology, intentionally sourced from regional suppliers, and expertly installed with local labor. The continued growth of our AREVA TN business is another way that the more than 4,600 employees of AREVA Inc. North America advance our nation’s clean energy vision.