Westinghouse and ENUSA Install EnCore Fuel for the First Time in Europe

Westinghouse Electric Company and ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas (ENUSA) announced the installation of EnCore Fuel at Engie Electrabel’s Doel-4 nuclear power plant in Belgium.

This installation marks the first insertion of EnCore Fuel rod assemblies in Europe, and the second insertion into a commercial nuclear power plant worldwide.

The lead test assemblies (LTAs) were manufactured and delivered under the Frame Cooperation Agreement between Westinghouse and ENUSA, which was signed in 2018 to allow for collaboration on the advancement of the EnCore Fuel program at Westinghouse.

Westinghouse supplied the uranium dioxide powder and components including the advanced cladding technology, while ENUSA delivered the uranium dioxide pellets, as well as the fuel assembly and shipment.

Read more on Westinghouse Press Release.