Exelon Generation, operator of the largest nuclear fleet in the US, has awarded an integrated outage services contract worth nearly US$300 million to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for the utility’s entire fleet of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) nuclear power plants (NPPs). In addition, the contract includes a nuclear fuel services contract for six Exelon reactors.
Under the outage services agreement, GEH will provide a full portfolio of outage and inspection services to Exelon’s fleet of 14 BWR plants throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast. The contract runs through the completion of the spring 2018 outage season.
The agreement also includes assisting with refuel floor activities and performing under-vessel and inspection services for Exelon’s BWRs. The fuel contract extends current work at six Exelon reactors through 2018 by Global Nuclear Fuel’s – a GE-led JV – and is in addition to the four other Exelon BWRs the company also fuels.
GEH said the company looks forward to continuing to support Exelon Generation with the best technology, fuel and outage services in the industry. These contracts build on the company’s decades-long support of Exelon’s reactor fleet, said Kevin Walsh, Senior Vice President, Nuclear Services and Fuels.