Westinghouse extends FirstEnergy nuclear power alliance

Beaver Valley Nuclear Station

Westinghouse Electric Co. renewed a long-term alliance agreement with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.

The alliance agreement includes a commitment to provide outage services for the Westinghouse-designed pressurized water reactors at Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.

The award covers a five-year period beginning in 2016 and includes a renewal option. The agreement provides for refueling, reactor coolant pump and steam generator services and builds on the long history Westinghouse and FirstEnergy have of partnering on technology improvements.

Through this agreement Westinghouse will introduce to Beaver Valley its Zephyr Advanced Acquisition System for steam generator inspections.

“We are proud to say FirstEnergy has been an important customer since Beaver Valley began producing electricity in 1976,” said Mark Marano, Westinghouse president, Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions. “And we are pleased to continue working together in their pursuit of excellence in making safe, clean and affordable electricity.”

The Shippingport, Pa., location that now houses the Beaver Valley Station formerly was home to the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor, supplied by Westinghouse in 1957.

Outage management services are an important part of the Westinghouse portfolio of products and services that support the long-term operation of nuclear power plants, further providing global energy security.

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