SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a major replacement project at a western Pennsylvania nuclear plant is scheduled to begin in four years.
FirstEnergy says the steam generators and reactor vessel head in Unit 2 at the Beaver Valley nuclear plant will be replaced in 2017 during a scheduled refueling outage.
Company spokeswoman Jennifer Young told the Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/19z8VLO ) that the work is expected to cost "hundreds of millions" of dollars.
She said the project is expected to take slightly longer than a normal refueling, which usually lasts about 30 days.
A similar replacement and maintenance project was completed on Unit 1 of the Shippingport plant in 2006.
Both units have been granted 20-year license extensions running until 2036 for Unit 1 and 2047 for Unit 2.
Information from: Beaver County Times, http://www.timesonline.com/