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Business Briefs

Issue 9 and Volume 107.

TheEnergySite, which disassembles power generation equipment and sells the components, has purchased a new 75,000 square-foot facility in Norcross, Georgia.

American Electric Power will replace both reactor vessel heads at Cook Nuclear Plant. Framatome ANP, of Lynchburg, Va., will fabricate the vessel heads.

Duke Energy has published a notice of intent to test a mixed-oxide fuel in its Charlotte-area nuclear plants. Early this year, Duke filed an application to test MOX fuel, a blend containing surplus weapons plutonium, in its Catawba or McGuire plant beginning in 2005. MOX fuel containing non-weapons grade plutonium has been used for years in European power reactors and Duke says it expects the new fuel to behave safely.

Wärtsilä North America has moved its headquarters from Annapolis, Md. to Houston. The new location will serve as a global hub for Wärtsilä products, spare parts and service, and will be home to the company’s three business units including the power plants division.

FPL Energy will build, own and operate the Meyersdale Wind Energy Center, a 30 MW wind farm in Pennsylvania and sell the power output to a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp.

German electric utility RWE AG will establish a joint venture with MTU and FuelCell Energy’s European technology and distribution partner to market carbonate fuel cells to a broad European market. FuelCell Energy’s Asia-Pacific strategic partner Marubeni Corp. has released for production a 3 MW order for Direct FuelCell power plants.

Toshiba will start marketing combined-cycle power plants in Japan incorporating the H System under an agreement with GE Power Systems.

Turbine and generator repair firm ReGENco has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2003 Entrepreneurial Company Award.

Babcock & Wilcox has signed a 10-year wet electrostatic precipitator license with F.L. Smidth Airtech Inc. (FLS-AT), granting B&W the right to sell, design and service FLS-AT vertical and horizontal flow WESPs for large electric utility power plants.

GE Power Systems has expanded its contractual service agreement program to include contracts designed for steam turbine facilities.

A recent report by carbon market analysts Point Carbon suggests that Russia would be the main beneficiary from international emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol.

Great River Energy will begin contract negotiations with TRIMONT Area Wind Farm, LLC to develop its next 100 MW of wind energy in southwestern Minnesota.

Florida Power & Light Co. has announced the need to increase its power resources in 2007 to respond to significant growth occurring in Florida, particularly in South Florida.