AREVA was recently awarded a multimillion-dollar contract with South Carolina Electric and Gas, a subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, to fabricate and to install the integrated head assembly at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C.
The integrated head assembly is scheduled to be installed during the planned outage in 2017 and is being customized specifically for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
The device replaces the existing components above the reactor vessel closure head and enables the entire component to be removed during a refueling outage in far fewer steps than the current configuration. This integrated head assembly will enhance the safety and efficiency of outage operations. AREVA has installed 10 integrated head assemblies in the United States, most recently at Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center.
“We are honored to work with South Carolina Electric and Gas as the company makes this important investment in the continued production of safe, reliable, carbon-free electricity,” said George Beam, senior vice president of AREVA Inc.’s Installed Base Services.
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