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History

History
Historical image from 1957

1957

NFS was established and strategically located between the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN., and the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C.

Historical image from 1958

1958

NFS produced thorium rods for America’s first commercial reactor.

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1965

The Naval fuels production plant was constructed at the site.

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1968

NFS produced fuel for America’s first light water breeder reactor.

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1968

NFS delivered fuel for the U.S. Navy’s USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.

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1969–1971

NFS manufactured mixed oxide fuel for the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR).

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1983

NFS Research and Development center validated a new naval fuel process.

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1991

NFS was the first U.S. company to reach agreement with Russian Federation for high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) downblending.

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1992

NFS partnered with Fluor for America’s largest Department of Energy (DOE) clean up at Fernald, OH.

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1996

NFS constructed the Advanced Naval Fuel Manufacturing Facility.

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1998

NFS used a process it designed and patented to downblend HEU to LEU.

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2001

NFS successfully competed for a contract to downblend DOE-supplied HEU to LEU for use in Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) commercial power reactors.

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2004

NFS delivered the first downblended HEU from the Blended Low Enriched Uranium (BLEU) Project to TVA.

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2005

BLEU Project won Global Energy Award.

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2006

NFS is a member of the winning teams at DOE facilities - Paducah and Nevada Test Site.

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2008

BWXT, formerly known as Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), finalized the purchase of NFS from NFS Holdings, LLC.

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2009

NFS partnered with Westinghouse and was awarded a 12 metric tons downblending contract.

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2014

NFS awarded two new contracts for fuel and materials services totaling up to approximately $302 million from the DOE, Naval Reactors Laboratory Field Office.

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2016

NFS was awarded a contract valued at $241.5 million for the downblending of 10.4 metric tons of surplus HEU.

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2017

NFS received contract totaling approximately $141.7 million for fuel manufacture, development activities, and decommissioning work in support of the nation’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers.

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2017

NFS celebrated 60 years of service.

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2017

NFS achieves 5 million work hours without a lost time injury.

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2017

NFS pledges $100,000 in support of new Engineering program at Milligan College.