Coal, Gas, Nuclear

Siemens to upgrade two U.S. nuclear plants

25 November 2008 — Siemens Energy received orders from Florida Power & Light Co to refurbish and upgrade the turbine-generator units of its St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear power plants to increase output. The contract is valued at about $250 million.

The two-unit St. Lucie plant, located on the east coast of Florida, uses
two pressurized water reactors. The Siemens upgrade for both units includes a new high-pressure turbine, two new low-pressure turbines, complete modernization of the generator, generator rotor rewind, refurbished exciter and certain field installation services. The capacity increase for St. Lucie will be about 100 MW for each unit.

The two-unit Turkey Point plant, south of Miami, also uses two
pressurized water reactors. For both units, Siemens will supply a new HP turbine, complete modernization of the generator, new generator rotors, refurbished exciters and field installation services. The upgrades at Turkey Point will result in about 100 MW of new generation capacity for each unit.

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