Exelon Generation, operator of the largest nuclear fleet in the U.S., has awarded an integrated outage contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy for the utility’s entire fleet of boiling water reactor nuclear power facilities and three pressurized water reactor units. The total value of the contract is more than $140 million.
Under the outage services agreement, which runs through the completion of the spring 2021 outage season, GEH will provide a full portfolio of outage and inspection services to Exelon’s fleet of 15 BWR units throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast. In addition, GEH will service the R.E. Ginna PWR in Ontario, New York and the two PWRs at Calvert Cliffs in Lusby, Maryland.
“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,” said Lance Hall, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Services, GEH. “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.”
The agreement includes assisting with refuel floor activities and performing under-vessel and inspection services for Exelon’s BWRs, which combined have the capacity to power about 14 million homes with clean, carbon-free electricity.
In the fall of 2015 GEH successfully completed its first PWR services outage at the R.E. Ginna plant. The outage, in partnership with Exelon, was completed under budget and ahead of schedule with no safety-related or human performance issues. Through this agreement, GEH will support two outages at R.E. Ginna and two outages at each of the Calvert Cliffs PWR units.
GE and Exelon recently signed an agreement through which GE’s entire suite of Predix software applications will be deployed across Exelon Generation’s fleet including nuclear facilities.