GE Energy’s nuclear business has been awarded a multi-year, $17 million contract by Exelon, the largest nuclear generation company in the
Under the contract, GE is supplying critical parts for the hydraulic control units (HCUs) in all twelve of Exelon’s BWR units, which are located in
The HCU moderates reactivity levels by managing the location of control rod blades within the reactor core. The new components, which will contribute to improved system responses and overall performance, are being installed during the utility’s standard maintenance cycles for the reactors.
In 2004, New Jersey-based utility Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Exelon agreed to merge. Once that process is complete, PSEG’s Hope Creek BWR facility in
Although GE is a longtime nuclear technology vendor for Illinois-based Exelon, the contract marks GE’s first multi-plant, long-term agreement with the utility for parts supplies.
A large percentage of the HCU equipment will be manufactured at GE Energy’s nuclear facility in
Exelon operates a total of 17 reactors at 10 nuclear power plants, which generate approximately 20% of the