GE Hitachi wins outage services contract for Perry nuclear plant in Ohio

The FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. unit of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) has awarded a contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to provide outage services for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant, said GE Hitachi in a Feb. 4 announcement.

The contract calls for GE Hitachi to provide a full portfolio of outage and inspection services including refuel floor, under-vessel activities and control rod drive mechanism exchange services for the boiling water reactor in Perry, Ohio. The agreement runs through 2021 and includes three outages. Perry’s single-unit General Electric boiling water reactor produces 1,268 MW.

“Innovative technologies like Stinger, a remotely operated in-vessel visual inspection tool, and our unique remote uncoupling solution reduce dose and save time, enabling customers to get their plants back online sooner,” said Lance Hall, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Fuels and Services at GE Hitachi. “We look forward to offering these tools, project management expertise, technical rigor and highly skilled, experienced personnel to help FirstEnergy meet its outage and plant performance goals.”

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is a leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, it is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.

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