Nuclear reactor vessel closure head replacements

Framatome ANP Inc. and Washington Group International, Inc. have announced that their SGT Ltd. joint venture has signed a contract with Florida Power & Light Company to provide engineering and construction services for the replacement of reactor vessel closure heads at four nuclear power generating units; Turkey Point Units 3 and 4, and St. Lucie Units 1 and 2. The work involves offloading and heavy haul transportation of the reactor vessel heads at the plant sites, rigging and handling inside the containment building, temporary plant modifications to support replacement, creating an opening in the concrete reactor buildings, and closure of the opening once the reactor vessel heads are inside and the old heads are removed. The projects will be performed during regularly scheduled maintenance and refuelling outages at the four units, currently scheduled to begin with Turkey Point Unit 3 in 2004, and continuing with Turkey Point Unit 4 and St. Lucie Unit 1 in 2005, and St. Lucie Unit 2 in 2006.

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