Westinghouse is Awarded Watts Bar Units 2 Completion
Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract
valued at approximately $200 million for scope in support of
the completion of TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2,
which is located near Spring City, Tenn.
Westinghouse’s scope includes: upgrade
and replacement of most I&C systems, supply of new reactor
coolant pumps, steam generator services, crane replacement
and upgrades, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA), NSSS plant
design engineering services, drive rods, licensing services
and safety analysis. The TVA-planned project duration is
54 months with commercial operation of the unit scheduled
for early 2012.
Watts Bar Unit 1 -- the last commercial nuclear unit in
the United States to come on line in the 20th century -- began
full commercial operation in 1996.
Watts Bar Unit 2, a Westinghouse Pressurized
Water Reactor (PWR), was approximately 80-percent complete
when the utility halted construction in 1985, citing a projected
decrease in electricity demand. In 2007, TVA announced that
it would complete Unit 2 and that Bechtel Power Corp. would
lead the engineering, procurement and construction work.
Westinghouse was invited to develop a proposal relative to
our potential project scope.
“We are so pleased to
be part of this important project, which is yet another positive
for the nuclear industry,” said Ric Pérez,
senior vice president, Westinghouse Nuclear Services.
begin immediately on long lead and critical path
items such as reactor coolant pumps, I&C safety systems,
PRA and modifications to existing cranes to support site activities.
When completed, Watts Bar Unit 2 will provide more
megawatts of electricity - enough power to serve
about 650,000 Tennessee Valley homes.
Westinghouse, a group company of
Toshiba Corporation, is the world's pioneering nuclear power
company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products
and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse
technology today is the basis for approximately one-half
of the world's operating nuclear plants.
TVA is the nation’s
largest public power provider, supplying power to
large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately
consumers in seven southeastern states.
January 18, 2008