Fairbanks Morse Engine is a leading supplier of diesel generator sets to the nuclear power industry, with a history reaching back to 1968. At present, 39 commercial nuclear reactors in North America depend on Fairbanks Morse diesel engines
- By April Murelio -
Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply six safety related Fairbanks Morse Colt-Pielstick PC2.6B Emergency Diesel Generator sets (EDGs) to Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corp. (TANE) for installation at Units 3 & 4 of the STP Nuclear Operating Company in Matagorda County, Texas.
The EDGs will be manufactured and tested at the Fairbanks Morse Engine facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, in accordance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements for 1E safety related equipment, including 10CFR50 Appendix B, NQA-1, and IEEE 323, 344 and 387. This milestone contract represents the first manufacture of 1E-qualified EDGs for new U.S. nuclear construction in nearly three decades. Each unit will have a continuous power output of 8130 kWe.
Fairbanks Morse Engine is a leading supplier of diesel generator sets to the nuclear power industry, with a history reaching back to 1968. At present, 39 commercial nuclear reactors in North America depend on Fairbanks Morse diesel engines. "Our unmatched combination of quality, reliability, and industry experience makes Fairbanks Morse Engine the EDG supplier of choice for the nuclear industry," said company President George Whittier. "We are proud to be in the forefront as our nation turns to a new generation of nuclear plants to meet our clean energy needs."
The proposed expansion of the South Texas Project plant will feature two 1,350-megawatt Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR). The ABWR has a proven track record of being built on time and within budget, with four ABWRs already online in Japan, four more under construction there and in Taiwan, and eight additional units on order. When STP Units 3 & 4 are operational, they will double the plant's output and make it the largest nuclear power facility in the United States. TANE is serving as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the proposed expansion under contract with STP Nuclear Operating Company as agent for the owners of the plant.
Since the company's inception in the 1890s, Fairbanks Morse Engine, based in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA, has been a worldwide leader in diesel engine technology and manufacturing. Today, the mission of Fairbanks Morse Engine is to provide the highest quality diesel engines and generator sets, dual fuel engine generator sets, OEM replacement parts, and factory trained field service support. Our focus markets are in stationary power generation, nuclear emergency generator sets, and propulsion and generator sets for the United States Navy and Coast Guard.
EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer and filament wound bearings, compressor systems and components, diesel and dual fuel engines and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide.
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