Dearborn, Mich., September 27, 2010 — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy signed memorandums of understanding with several local companies — Energy Steel and Supply Co., Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and Clyde Union Pumps — to begin discussions about supplying components for new nuclear power plant projects in the U.S. and around the world.
GEH announced the MOUs at the 2010 Nuclear Power Business Opportunity Conference in Dearborn. The conference was attended by U.S. senators Carl Levin, (D-Mich.), and Debbie Stabenow, (D-Mich.), as well as state House Speaker Andy Dillon, (D-Mich), state House Republican Leader Kevin Elsenheimer, Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly and other dignitaries. GEH is one of the world’s leading designers of advanced boiling water reactor technology and plant services.
GEH and DTE Energy are working to advance the potential deployment of a next-generation nuclear reactor design. Based on the NRC‘s revised timetable, the commission is on track to issue a final design certification decision for the ESBWR in September 2011.
The NRC review of Detroit Edison’s Fermi 3 Combined License Application based on the ESBWR design continues on schedule for 2012. DTE Energy, which operates Detroit Edison has not made a decision to proceed with construction of a new nuclear plant.
Under terms of the MOUs, Energy Steel and Supply Co., Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and Clyde Union Pumps will work with GEH to provide a variety of nuclear equipment.
The 2010 Nuclear Power Business Opportunity Conference was co-sponsored by GEH; the Downriver Community Conference Partnership; the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACS) of Michigan; Metropolitan Growth and Development Corp.; Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce; the city of Dearborn and Michigan utility DTE Energy.
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is a provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.
The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.