Peach Bottom 3 is a 1,412MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. It is located in Pennsylvania, the US. The nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Jan, 1968. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Sep, 1974. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Dec, 1974.
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Peach Bottom 3 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Bechtel and GE Power, are the main contractors for the project.
The 1,412MW reactor is operated by Exelon Generation. The project is co-owned by Exelon and PSEG Nuclear, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.
The BWR reactor generates 10,760.95GWh/annum of electricity. It features 764 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.
The reactor construction commenced in Jan, 1968 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Dec, 1974.
GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Bechtel and Southern Services (USA) were selected as the architect engineers for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by GE Power. The reactor vessel has been supplied by BWX Technologies. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (ASME SA 336/ SA533B CC1339). The civil works were carried out by Bechtel.
Bechtel Corp (Bechtel) is a provider of engineering, construction and project management services. Its major services include construction, master planning, tunneling, finance, engineering, procurement, sustainability solutions and feasibility studies. Bechtel also carries out project and program management, testing and commissioning, startup and operations, technology licensing and consulting and financing and equity investments. The company provides these services to energy, transportation, infrastructure, communications, mining and metals, oil and gas, chemicals, water, defense and nuclear, and government customers. The company operates through its subsidiaries and regional offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bechtel is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, the US.
About GE Power
GE Power (GEP), formerly GE Energy, a business division of the General Electric Company, is a provider of power generation and water processing products and related services. The company product portfolio includes aero derivative and heavy-duty gas turbine systems, generators, boilers, steam turbines, air quality control systems, gas engines, reactors and water treatment, waste water treatment and process system solutions, among others. GEP offers products and technologies for generating electricity from various sources such as oil, gas, nuclear, coal, mining, diesel and water. The company also offers services for maintenance, service and upgrade of power plants; solutions for water treatment, wastewater treatment and process systems; services for distributed power generation; and support services for boiling water reactors. It caters its products and services to independent power producers and other industrial customers. GEP is headquartered in Schenectady, New York, the US