At AREVA, we take a lot of pride in the work we do. Because we make safety, quality, performance, and delivery our top priorities, we have one of the best outage excellence records in the U.S. nuclear energy industry.
So we’re pleased that Thomas Overton of Power Magazine has recognized the URS/AREVA SGT team with Entergy in replacing the steam generators at the Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station in Killona, Louisiana, by naming it one of their Top Plants for November 2013.
As Power notes, replacing a steam generator in a nuclear power plant is one of the “most challenging” tasks for a nuclear power plant … if done poorly, the process could result in extended outages or impact continued plant operations. And the generator being replaced at Waterford 3 was one of the most massive SGT had ever moved: 65 feet long and weighing 720 tons, which meant custom rigging and brilliant engineering to make a safe, timely, high-precision operation.
Despite some major challenges—including delivery delays, modifications to the plan, and even Hurricane Isaac—the expert integrated team replaced the steam generator in just 93 days, while putting together a stellar safety record that received numerous awards from the National Safety Council.
The reason for this success? Overton chalks it up to “sterling teamwork and project management” and a focus on safety from the very beginnings of the project.
That’s the kind of excellence we bring to every project we work on—outage excellence that means a better safety record, innovative technologies, and proven processes to help our customers meet their outage goals and continue safely generating clean, reliable, and dependable nuclear power.
We’re proud that, yet again, our record of excellence has delivered for a valued customer. Read more about the project in the original article.