French nuclear services company Framatome said this week it had signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Dominion Energy to support the long-term operation of the company’s nuclear fleet. This contract covers nuclear plant outage and maintenance work, including fleet steam generator services, refuel services, and inspections through 2026.
To support its work with Dominion, Framatome will mobilize more than 1,100 of its Virginia-based employees over the next five years and will leverage its expanded portfolio of equipment and tooling for steam generator services, the company said. Additionally, the company will provide refuel services for the V.C. Summer Power Station and extend its existing contracts for refuel services at the Millstone, North Anna, and Surry power stations through 2024.
Framatome will also provide MRP-227 examinations and 10-year in-service inspections at Surry and V.C. Summer through 2023.
Framatome’s expert teams provided steam generator services, refuel services, MRP-227 examinations, 10-year in-service inspections, maintenance services, component repair services, and component replacements at 39 U.S. nuclear plants in 2020. In 2021, Framatome’s U.S. teams will deploy to 40 nuclear plant outages.
Headquartered in Virginia, the Dominion Energy operating fleet includes two units at North Anna and two units at Surry in Virginia, two units at Millstone in Connecticut, and one unit at V.C. Summer in South Carolina. Collectively, these four power stations provide enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 3 million homes.
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It is a shame American Engineering firms have so many cost overruns that US Utilities are bringing in foreign corporations to supply American workers.
I am pretty sure these workers are coming from the Lynchburg, Virginia location of framatome.