US-based electric utility company Exelon Generation has awarded a more than $140m integrated outage contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).
The contract is for Exelon’s entire fleet of boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear energy facilities and three pressurised water reactor (PWR) units.
Under the deal, GEH will deliver a complete portfolio of outage and inspection services to Exelon’s fleet of 15 BWR units across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast regions.
GEH will also be responsible for provide service to the R.E. Ginna PWR in Ontario and two PWRs at Calvert Cliffs in Lusby, US.
GEH's nuclear services executive vice-president Lance Hall said: “Our partnership with Exelon is long-standing and we’re pleased to be chosen to continue to support the safe and efficient operation of plants that provide clean electricity to millions of homes and businesses.
“Whether it’s through outage services or our recently announced digital partnership, we’re excited to help Exelon deliver on the industry’s initiative to advance safety, reliability and economic performance.”
As part of the agreement, GEH will support refuelling of floor activities and performing under-vessel and inspection services for Exelon’s BWRs.
The 15 BWRs have a combined capacity to supply clean, carbon-free electricity to approximately 14 million households.
Image: R.E. Ginna nuclear power plant. Photo: courtesy of ENERGY.GOV.