Day & Zimmermann wins maintenance deal with Southern Nuclear

Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) announced June 22 today that its Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has been awarded a six-year alliance contract by Southern Nuclear to provide fleet maintenance and modifications services at the company’s six nuclear reactors.

Those reactors are at three locations: the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Unit 1 and Unit 2) near Waynesboro, Ga..; the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.; and the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. The company also announced the award of a three-year staff augmentation contract to provide Southern Nuclear with Radiation Protection and Decontamination services fleet-wide.

“This contract further demonstrates the confidence that the industry has in our ability to provide value through our maintenance services,” said Michael P. McMahon, President of Day & Zimmermann ECM. “We share Southern Nuclear’s passionate commitment to the growth and excellence of nuclear power.”

“We are pleased to begin an alliance partnership with Southern Nuclear and look forward to sharing industry practices that will help achieve sustainable fleet operational excellence,” said Walt Sanders, President of Day & Zimmermann NPS. 

Mobilization and transition is underway for a July 2015 start work date for Southern Nuclear’s fleet.

“We anticipate a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with Day & Zimmermann that will strategically position us for years of continued safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy production,” said Dennis Madison, Vice President of Fleet Operations for Southern Nuclear. 

Pennsylvania-based D&Z is one of the nation’s leading providers of total plant lifecycle solutions for the power, process and industrial markets. It is a century-old, family-owned company whose 23,000 employees specialize in construction and engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), is one of the nation’s leading nuclear energy facility operators. Producing safe, reliable and environmentally friendly nuclear energy, Southern Nuclear operates a total of six units for Southern subsidiaries Alabama Power and Georgia Power. Southern Nuclear is also the licensee of two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle, which will be the first nuclear units constructed in the United States in more than 30 years.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.