GEH gears up its US supply chain

27 September 2010

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with three Michigan-based companies to discuss the supply of components for new nuclear power plant projects in the USA and worldwide.

Under the agreements, Energy Steel & Supply Co., Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and CLYDE UNION Pumps will work with GEH to provide a variety of nuclear equipment.

In the USA, Detroit Edison’s Fermi 3 plant will be the reference ESBWR plant. Final design certification for the ESBWR is expected in September 2011, according to the NRC’s revised timetable, and review of the Fermi 3 combined operating license application is on schedule for completion in 2012 (although DTE Energy has not made a decision on whether to go ahead with construction).

Senior vice president of new plant projects, Danny Roderick said: “Today’s announcement reinforces GEH’s commitment to provide the benefits of reliable nuclear power to Michigan.”

“Michigan’s strong manufacturing infrastructure can help GEH and the entire US nuclear industry quickly prepare for new reactor orders,” he added.

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