GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Bechtel Form Decommissioning Alliance
23 March 2017
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bechtel today announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantlement services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden.
The two companies have more than 100 years of combined nuclear industry experience and through the alliance will provide a full range of decommissioning services including pre-shutdown planning, licensing, project development and management, dismantling, demolition, waste handling, and site closeout.
“The alliance of GEH and Bechtel provides customers a complete offering of decommissioning services that draws upon the comprehensive experience, resources and project management expertise of both companies,” said Lance Hall, executive vice president, Nuclear Services, GEH. “As plants in Germany and Sweden shut down, this alliance will support customers through the end of the nuclear power plant lifecycle.”
“Our companies are committed to safety and efficiency across the entire nuclear plant lifecycle,” said James Taylor, general manager of Bechtel’s Environmental business line. “Bechtel has performed work from design to dismantlement for more than 150 nuclear plants over the last 60 years. This experience will be critical to delivering quality as Germany and Sweden move forward.”
Bechtel has more than three decades of experience in cleanup, decommissioning, remediation and closure at more than 500 contaminated sites across the world including U.S. Department of Energy sites in five states and at the Sellafield Site in the U.K.
GEH offers comprehensive decommissioning project expertise, including experience gained from reactor internals replacement projects in Japan and segmentation scope for Extended Power Uprate reactor internals replacement projects in the U.S. Additionally, knowledge as an OEM and the ability to identify savings and control resources with innovative solutions such as Predix, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet, enable the company to deliver scalable, optimized and financially competitive solutions for its customers.