January 12, 2016
NORCROSS, Ga. – NAC International Inc. (NAC) announced that it has entered into a contract with China National Nuclear Corporation Everclean Co., LTD (CNNC-E) and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) for supply of NAC pressurized water reactor high burnup spent fuel transport casks and associated equipment. Under the contract, NAC will supply four (4) new NAC-STC transportation casks and related ancillary equipment. This contract award concludes a highly competitive procurement by CNNC-E/CNEIC to expand CNNC-E’s transportation cask fleet with proven technologies that can support future large scale spent fuel transport in China, while accommodating modern spent fuel generated by Chinese commercial power reactors. In particular, the scope of the contract includes NAC design, engineering, licensing and fabrication of the NAC-STC transportation casks optimized to transport high burnup fuels with higher initial enrichment and shorter cooling times. These new systems will support CNNC-E’s spent fuel transportation campaigns from the Daya Bay nuclear station, located near Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. CNNC-E is also planning to use these packages for potential future shipments from other Chinese commercial power reactors.

“This award demonstrates an important recognition by CNNC-E of the essential cask technology elements necessary to implement a successful spent fuel transportation program,” said Kent Cole, NAC’s president and CEO. “The selection of the NAC-STC transport cask for this important international project acknowledges our leadership and experience in providing robust and reliable technology for packaging and transporting commercial spent nuclear fuel. We look forward to this significant opportunity to work with the CNNC-E to successfully deploy a cask system to optimize its nuclear fuel backend logistics. NAC’s 30+ years of experience transporting spent fuel, combined with its specialized capabilities to deploy forward thinking, highly efficient transport casks, will be a key asset to a safe, secure and efficient spent fuel management program in China.”

NAC International (NAC) NAC is an industry-leading provider of engineering, consulting and nuclear fuel management and transportation services. NAC offers a proven process for the design, licensing and deployment of innovative technologies to store, transport and manage nuclear materials, including high level waste and spent nuclear fuel. The company has developed 11 major NRC-licensed systems and has obtained more than 130 NRC licenses and amendments. For one of its premier transport cask models, the NAC-LWT system, NAC has achieved distinction by obtaining more than 45 international validations and certifications to support various international customers. NAC cask systems for storage and transport of nuclear materials are among the most widely deployed in the United States. To date, more than 460 NAC storage and transport cask systems have been fabricated, constructed and delivered to commercial nuclear plants worldwide. Since 1968, NAC has been a leader in providing solutions and services to the nuclear industry throughout the world, servicing governments, institutions and commercial customers. NAC maintains its corporate headquarters in Norcross, Ga., and has a branch office in London. NAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen Corporation.