Siemens secures turbine upgrades

28 November 2008

Siemens Energy has received orders from Florida Power Light Company to upgrade the turbine-generators in its St Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear power plants. The orders, worth $250 million, include the supply of equipment and some installation services.

Both St Lucie and Turkey Point are two-unit pressurised water reactors, with net generating capacities per unit of 839MWe and 693MWe respectively. The planned upgrades are expected to increase these by 100MWe at each unit.

The St Lucie plant will be supplied with a new high-pressure (HP) turbine; two new low-pressure turbines; complete modernisation of the generator, including a Rigi-Flex rewind of the stator, generator rotor rewind and refurbished exciters.

For the Turkey Point plant, Siemens will supply a new HP turbine; complete modernisation of the generator, including a Rigi-Flex rewind of the stator, new generator rotors and refurbished exciters.

Earlier this year, Siemens was awarded a similar contract to upgrade FPL Energy’s two-unit Point Beach plant near Two Rivers, Wisconsin.


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