PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

More news: Energy
Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to Help Ensure Long-term Availability of Spain’s Cofrentes and Santa María de Garoña Nuclear Power Plants - Spain’s Iberdrola and Nuclenor have awarded GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) with multi-year services contracts to help ensure the long-term reliability, availability and safe operation of the Cofrentes and Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plants
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to Help Ensure Long-term Availability of Spain’s Cofrentes and Santa María de Garoña Nuclear Power Plants

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Wilmington, NC, United States, 2011/11/02 - Spain’s Iberdrola and Nuclenor have awarded GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) with multi-year services contracts to help ensure the long-term reliability, availability and safe operation of the Cofrentes and Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plants. NYSE: GE

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

The Cofrentes station, located in the province of Valencia and owned by Iberdrola, generates power using a GE boiling water reactor (BWR) that began operating in 1985. The Cofrentes station is one of the largest of Spain’s eight nuclear power plants and generates nearly 5 percent of Spain's electricity. The S.M. Garoña station, located in the province of Burgos and owned by Nuclenor, uses a GE BWR that has been in operation since 1971. It has achieved numerous awards due to its excellent efficiency and capacity factors. Nuclenor is split-owned by Iberdrola and Endesa.

“Iberdrola is committed to the long-term reliability of our Cofrentes and Garoña Nuclear Power Plants, which plays such a vital role in Spain’s national energy security,” said Diego Molina, Iberdrola’s chief nuclear officer. “This is why it is so important to work with service providers like GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, which has the expertise and experience with both stations to help us meet our operational goals.”

“With nuclear energy being one of the only near-zero carbon sources of baseload electricity, the plants also are playing a key role in our efforts to combat climate change by helping the country avoid the annual emission of about 9 million tons of carbon dioxide,” Molina noted.

Under terms of the six-year, multi-cycle services agreement—which contains options to extend the agreement to 10 years—GEH will provide a broad scope of outage and refueling services to ensure the optimal performance of the stations, including:

• Drywell and vessel head disassembly/assembly;
• Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) maintenance;
• Visual and ultrasonic Inspections.

In addition, GEH and the utilities intend to establish the needed infrastructure to promote more effective collaboration between the two companies, including a new steering committee, a leadership group, an asset management plan and an engineering consulting program. For example, the GEH-Iberdrola steering committee and the Cofrentes staff will develop an RPV asset plan and risk management strategy.

GENUSA, the European BWR fuel joint venture between Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Spanish nuclear fuel company ENUSA, will provide nuclear fuel reloads under a separate agreement. GNF is the GE majority-owned fuel fabrication and fuel engineering services venture jointly established by GE, Hitachi and Toshiba.

“GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy looks forward to extending our decades-long relationship with Iberdrola, Nuclenor and their staffs as our new agreement creates an even deeper level of collaboration than ever before,” said Kevin Lagasse, senior vice president of global nuclear services for GEH. “Our agreement is just the latest example of how we support the optimal performance and output of nuclear power plants around the world.”

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading 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.

About Iberdrola
Iberdrola is a global, publicly listed company, with a 150-year history of contributing to the development of the energy sector, and providing quality and security of supply. Following a period of international expansion starting in 2001, Iberdrola is the fourth largest electricity group by market capitalization, with a presence in 40 countries and more than 30 million customers. Iberdrola is the leading energy group in Spain, one of the main operators in the United Kingdom and a world leader in wind energy. The company now has an installed capacity of more than 45,300 MW and a balanced, efficient and diversified generation mix.

About Nuclenor
Nuclenor is a public limited company with a 50 percent participation of the companies Endesa and Iberdrola. It is the owner of the Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant, a GE BWR with 466 MWe power that started its commercial operation in March 1971. Since the beginning of operation until the end of 2010 the plant had generated more than 125,000 million kWh. In 2010, Santa María de Garoña’s production was equivalent to a little over 6 percent of the Spanish nuclear production, with a load factor (production) of 94 percent, which is higher than the average for nuclear power plants with the same technology.

PRESS Contacts
Tom Murnane, Masto Public Relations
P: + 1 518 786 6488 / E: tom.murnane[.]mastopr.com.

Howard Masto, Masto Public Relations
P: +1 518 786 6488 / E: howard.masto[.]ge.com.

GE news, Masto Public Relations / E: information[.]mastopr.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Energy articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to Help Ensure Long-term Availability of Spain’s Cofrentes and Santa María de Garoña Nuclear Power Plants

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

GE News Center |
Publisher Contact: Michael Tetuan - GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy 
910-819-7055 michael.tetuan[.]ge.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any General Electric Company securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Energy via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From General Electric Company / Company Profile


Read Energy Most Recent Related Newswires:

PJB Spearheads Digital Energy for Indonesia with Deployment of GE Digital Power Plant Software
GE and Maersk Drilling Accelerate their Digital Partnership to Drive Industry Transformation
GE to Provide Digitally-enabled HA Power Plant and Services for Mexico's Tierra Mojada Project
Cisco and Enel Sign Agreement on Digitisation and Innovative Services
Enel and Seedstars Sign Cooperation Agreement to Identify Innovative Energy Access Startups in Africa
ENGIE Launches its First Ephemeral Campus
Enel Signs Agreement with US Company Amber Kinetics on Innovative Flywheel Storage System
Alternative Fuels, Carrefour and ENGIE are Joining Forces to Develop Biomethane in France
GE Renewable Energy and Fortum Sverige AB Sign Digital Hydro Pilot Agreement
GE Renewable Energy Announces Agreement to Provide Cube Hydro with Aerating Turbines
GE Oil & Gas and Eni East Africa Sign Long-term Partnership to Develop Gas Resources Offshore of Mozambique
RWE Turns to GE to Improve Flexibility and Performance
Liquefied Gas Pump Market to Record an Exponential CAGR by 2026 According to Persistence Market Research
GE and Solairedirect India Partner for the Next 25 Years
ENGIE Wins Major Contract with Transport for London

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  RightITnow Ltd

Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)