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Westinghouse secures contract extension to fuel U.K. AGRs

NuclearNewswire reports that Westinghouse has agreed to a contract extension to fuel reactors in the UK.

The C3 Take
  • Westinghouse will provide fuel to the UK’s EDF Energy for its advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs) that are estimated to close in 2028.
  • In March Westinghouse also signed a contract back  the operator of the Czech Republic’s nuclear fleet, ČEZ, to replace their current supply of Russian fuel.
  • While EDF’s AGRs are scheduled to close, international partnerships like these are essential for driving economic and clean energy progress. 

“EDF Energy’s current fleet of operating AGR plants includes the two-unit Hartlepool in Durham, the co-located two-unit Heysham 1 and two-unit Heysham 2 in Lancashire, and the two-unit Torness in East Lothian. This March, EDF Energy announced that it intends to keep the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 stations in operation to March 2026—two years past their previously scheduled 2024 retirement dates. The estimated March 2028 closure dates for Heysham 2 and Torness remain unchanged.”

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