Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (Mitsubishi) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC, (CENG) to replace the 750MVA generator at the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, NY. Mitsubishi will install the new electrical generator and excitation system including related auxiliaries during a planned refueling and maintenance outage in 2014. The generator replacement is part of a $50 million generation reliability enhancement program by CENG.
Ginna, which employs more than 500 people, is licensed to operate its nuclear power reactor until 2029. The facility is owned and operated by CENG, which owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three sites in New York and Maryland.
Brew Barron, president and CEO of the Baltimore, Maryland-based CENG, said, "We are looking forward to partnering with Mitsubishi on this important project for CENG and our Ginna facility. This work will enable Ginna to continue producing electricity safely, efficiently and reliably for its customers."
Since 2001, Mitsubishi has supplied over 17,000MW of new, wind, gas fired, coal generating capacity to North America; and has provided comprehensive services and upgrades to operating fleet generating equipment owners from its extensive U.S. operations.
Mitsubishi’s growth has been highlighted by significant investments in its US based manufacturing capacity. With major facilities in Orlando, FL, Savannah, GA, and Fort Smith Arkansas, Mitsubishi has invested over $500 million in new capacity to manufacture, service and repair gas, steam and wind turbines, generators and other major equipment used by power generation providers.
David Walsh, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas’ Senior Vice President of Service and Manufacturing stated “The R.E. Ginna generator replacement project is a great opportunity to support one of our most valued customers and demonstrate the breadth of our capabilities across the power generation industry. The technology and services provided by MPSA enable our customers to extend asset life, increase reliability and reduce costs that they may pass on to their customers. For this opportunity, the new generator will provide many years of near maintenance free operation.”
The new generator will be sourced from Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI). MEPPI was incorporated in 1985 to supply products to electric utility companies in North America and is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, its ultimate parent.
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