1 October 2002 – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a $14 million contract for Westinghouse to chemically clean the secondary sides of Diablo Canyon’s eight steam generators.
Separately, PG&E and Westinghouse extended their long-standing tubesheet-cleaning contract in a transaction valued in excess of $1 million.
The cleanings, to be undertaken in 2004, will mitigate tube corrosion and help maintain or increase the safety performance margins, thereby allowing the plants to operate at 100 percent of rated output. This course of action also forestalls the potential for the costly replacement of the current steam generators.
“The chemical cleaning award builds upon the existing, and recently extended, steam generator tubesheet cleaning contract that Westinghouse has with PG&E,” said Aris Candris, senior vice president of Westinghouse Nuclear Services. “Westinghouse has been providing these services at Diablo Canyon for over 15 years and this action will help provide the people of California with a dependable source of electricity well into the future.”
Westinghouse Electric Co., wholly owned by BNFL plc of the United Kingdom, is a supplier of nuclear plant products, services and technology.
Source: Westinghouse Electric Company