Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. has won a contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to provide steam generator services for the Donald C. Cook (D.C. Cook) Nuclear Plant just north of Bridgman, Mich. The D.C. Cook Plant contains two units, one of which is outfitted with Babcock & Wilcox replacement recirculating steam generators.
As part of this contract, B&W NE will execute a comprehensive inspection and cleaning campaign, which includes eddy current testing, visual inspections and water lancing. The inspections and cleaning activities are conducted periodically to monitor and maintain the condition of the steam generators.
The D.C. Cook units are built to a more compact design known as an ice condenser plant, for which B&W NE's proprietary tooling and technology are ideally suited to efficiently perform the steam generator inspection and cleaning operations in restricted spaces.
The multi-year contract began in February 2014.
Hydratight completes SG work for EDF
Hydratight has just completed the first package of steam generator tooling as part of the recently secured six-year frame agreement with Électricité de France (EDF), France's main electricity generation and distribution company, which manages all of the country's functioning nuclear power facilities.
Hydratight has been EDF's preferred provider for the previous six years during which time the company has supplied products and services to ensure the safe running and up-time of France's nuclear power plants. This has included providing multi stud tensioning systems and manway lifting devices.