Westinghouse wins contract to supply replacement steam generators to TVA’s Watts Bar nuclear plant

Sept. 4, 2002 — Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it won a $68 million contract to design, manufacture and facilitate licensing of replacement steam generators (RSGs) for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 1 nuclear power plant in Spring City, Tenn.

Design, project management, and quality assurance work for the RSGs will take place in Westinghouse facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Madison, Pa., while licensing activities will be managed out of the Westinghouse Energy Center in Monroeville, Pa.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. of the Republic of Korea will manufacture the four replacement steam generators as a subcontractor to Westinghouse. Expected delivery of the steam generators to the 1158 Mwe, 4-loop Westinghouse-designed plant is the fall 2005 with installation scheduled for 2006.

Additionally, Westinghouse is finishing the manufacturing of four steam generators for TVA’s Sequoyah nuclear plant, scheduled for delivery this fall, and delivered four steam generators to the South Texas Unit 2 plant earlier this year.

Westinghouse Electric Company, wholly owned by BNFL plc, offers a wide range of nuclear plant products and services to utilities around the world, including fuel, spent fuel management, service and maintenance, nuclear automation, and advanced nuclear plant designs. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant in 1957 and has designed the world’s largest installed base of operating nuclear power plants.

BNFL is a specialist in nuclear technology and a global supplier of nuclear fuel, products and services. Currently, around a third of BNFL’s sales comes from the Westinghouse Electric business; a quarter comes from the recycling of UK and overseas customers’ fuel; a further quarter of sales comes from operating the UK’s Magnox power stations. The remainder of BNFL’s business is in waste management and decommissioning.

Source: Westinghouse Electric Company

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