Westinghouse awarded $70 million in outages contracts

The Tennessee Valley Authority has recently selected Westinghouse to provide refuelling and maintenance services during nine scheduled outages at the Sequoyah 1 and 2 and Watts Bar 1 nuclear plants.

The Tennessee Valley Authority has recently selected Westinghouse Electric Company to provide refuelling and maintenance services at nine scheduled outages at the Sequoyah 1 and 2 and Watts Bar 1 nuclear plants in Soddy-Daisy and Spring City, Tennessee.

Concurrently, the companies approved a five-year extension of a spare parts contract for the three Westinghouse-designed pressurised water reactors. Combined, the contracts have a value of approximately $70 million.

Under terms of the outage services contract, Westinghouse will provide a wide range of refuelling and maintenance services beginning in January 2004 and continuing through 2008. The spare parts contract will also run through the same time period.

Sequoyah 1 and 2 began commercial operations in 1981 and 1982, respectively, with Watts Bar entering commercial service in 1996. Since those dates, Westinghouse has performed refuelling and steam generator services at every outage at the three plants.