Emerson Process Management signed an $8 million order to supply critical control valves to be used in two AP1000 nuclear reactors planned for Scana Corp. (NYSE: SCG)’s Virgil C. Summer plant in South Carolina.
The valves will be part of the safety-related system in the nuclear containment area. For the passive residual heat removal system, Emerson developed a specially modified ball valve that meets specified flow requirements and fits in a limited space.
Construction is expected to begin on the plant in late 2011 or early 2012. The reactors are expected to begin commercial operation in 2016 and 2019, respectively.
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