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Fairbanks Morse Engine to Supply Emergency Diesel Generator Sets for Planned Nuclear Reactors in Texas

Posted on April 19, 2010

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, has been awarded a contract to supply six safety related Fairbanks Morse Colt-Pielstick PC2.6B Emergency Diesel Generator sets (EDGs) to Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corp. (TANE) for installation at Units 3 & 4 of the STP Nuclear Operating Company in Matagorda County, Texas, U.S.A. Each unit will have a continuous power output of 8130 kWe.

The EDGs will be manufactured and tested at the Fairbanks Morse Engine facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, in accordance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements for 1E safety related equipment, including 10CFR50 Appendix B, NQA-1, and IEEE 323, 344 and 387. According to Fairbanks Morse, this contract represents the first manufacture of 1E-qualified EDGs for new U.S. nuclear construction in nearly three decades.

The proposed expansion of the South Texas Project plant will feature two 1,350-megawatt Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR). When STP Units 3 & 4 are operational, they will double the plant’s output and make it the largest nuclear power facility in the United States. TANE is serving as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the proposed expansion under contract with STP Nuclear Operating Company as agent for the owners of the plant.

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