Westinghouse Electric to work with Dominion on steam generators for Surry plant

Published on May 18, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski

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Westinghouse Electric Company signed a deal with Dominion Energy to build replacement steam generators at Surry Nuclear Power Station in Virginia.

Westinghouse and Dominion will manufacture six steam generators to be delivered starting in 2028 with installation beginning in 2029.

This agreement follows a contract signed in 2021 between Westinghouse and Dominion for a major instrumentation and control (I&C) upgrade.

“Our long-term partnership with Westinghouse supports our efforts to extend Surry’s nuclear energy production for decades to come,” Dan Stoddard, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at Dominion, said. “Our Surry nuclear station operates year-round at more than 93 percent capacity, providing our customers with around-the-clock clean, reliable and affordable energy.”

The steam generators will be fabricated at the Westinghouse Italy facility in Monfalcone, Italy. They are based on Westinghouse’s original F-Series units with multiple enhancements to maintain top performance.

“These industry-leading steam generators will help Dominion deliver safe and efficient nuclear energy into the middle of the 21st century,” Dan Sumner, Westinghouse president of operating plant services, said. “We are proud to continue supporting Dominion’s modernization efforts.”

Dominion’s Surry and North Anna nuclear plants produce about a third of the electricity for the company’s 2.7 million customers in Virginia and North Carolina.