GE’s Power Services business has signed a 12-year agreement with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management (DNMC) to provide services to three nuclear power plants in China.
The deal will see GE provide engineering support, spare parts, on-site service, repair and life extension services for the steam turbines at Daya Bay, Ling Ao and Ling Dong in Guangdong province
Deputy general manager of DNMC Li Zhishen said the multi-year agreement would help the “steadily uplift equipment reliability and operating performance.”
It will also assist in reducing the operating costs of the nuclear power plants while saving on fuel costs.
GE Power Services business in China general manager Xu Xin said: “Our goal is to bring long-term value to power plants, like the Daya Bay nuclear plant, with agreements focused on key metrics for the equipment such as availability, operational flexibility and efficiency.”
DNMC and GE have been working together at Daya Bay for 30 years. Alstom supplied the turbine package for Daya Bay. GE acquired Alstom's power business in November 2015. Since then GE says it has added significant new technology capabilities for nuclear power plants.