Generation, Nuclear

B&W wins AEP contract to service nuclear power plant

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy won a contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to provide steam generator services for the Donald C. Cook (D.C. Cook) Nuclear Plant just north of Bridgman, Mich. The D.C. Cook Plant contains two units, one of which is outfitted with Babcock & Wilcox replacement recirculating steam generators.

As part of this contract, B&W NE will execute a comprehensive inspection and cleaning campaign, which includes eddy current testing, visual inspections and water lancing. The inspections and cleaning activities are conducted periodically to monitor and maintain the condition of the steam generators.

The D.C. Cook units are built to a more compact design known as an ice condenser plant, for which B&W NE’s tooling and technology are suited to perform the steam generator inspection and cleaning operations in restricted spaces.

The multi-year contract began in February.