Westinghouse Electric Co. has been selected by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide refueling outage and inspection services for the Westinghouse-designed pressurized water reactors (PWRs) at Watts Bar Units 1 and 2 and Sequoyah Units 1 and 2.
TVA has loaded fuel at Watts Bar 2 and received Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval to start operating the unit. Watts Bar 2 had not started generating power as of early Feb. 26.
The contract award is valued at approximately $75m and covers the period 2016 through 2021, Westinghouse said in a Feb. 18 news release.
“We are pleased to deliver outage services to TVA and help them to continue providing safe, clean, reliable and economic energy to those served in the Tennessee Valley,” said Mark Marano, Westinghouse president, Americas Region. “This contract builds upon a long working relationship between TVA and Westinghouse. Most recently, Westinghouse successfully completed initial core fuel load, and currently is assisting in the start-up and testing of Watts Bar Unit 2. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with TVA for years to come.”
Westinghouse has become the chief vendor overseeing construction of Voglte Units 3 and 4 in Georgia for Southern (NYSE:SO) and V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 for SCANA (NYSE:SCG) in South Carolina.
In late 2015 Westinghouse acquired the Stone & Webster nuclear subsidiary from Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI) and, in the process, became the primary contractor in charge of the Summer and Vogtle projects.