Westinghouse Electric has announced the signing of a comprehensive, 10-year agreement with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) for provide services and support to the latter’s nuclear fleet.
FENOC’s plants include the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.; the Davis-Besse Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio; and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio.
Under terms of the agreement, Westinghouse’s services will range from large component replacement and engineering services to outage support and spare parts supply. The agreement, tailored specifically to meet FENOC needs, will enable both companies to work together to improve in key focus areas associated with safety, plant reliability and efficiency.
“Westinghouse and FirstEnergy have a long history of teaming to ensure success,” said Nick Liparulo, Senior Vice President, Westinghouse Nuclear Services. “This agreement formalizes our teaming relationship and provides a mechanism for us to help FENOC meet their performance goals through early collaboration and joint determination of plant needs. Additionally, we will work with FENOC to develop project-specific metrics that are tailored to meet the needs of each of their plant sites,” he added.
“This alliance agreement ensures that FENOC will have access to quality resources well into the future,” said Jim Lash, senior vice president, FENOC Operations. “This is especially important as the nuclear industry prepares for a renaissance with an increase in demand anticipated for the kind of services and expertise Westinghouse provides,” he said.