AREVA was recognized nationally last week by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and three winning customers at the annual Top Industry Practice (TIP) Award program held at the 2010 Nuclear Energy Assembly. This coveted industry award program recognized AREVA and its customers for excellence among peers as it celebrated the industry’s most innovative techniques and ideas.
AREVA and its customer – Entergy Nuclear’s Palisades Power Station in Michigan – were honored with the “Best of the Best Award” for the innovation of a device, the gimbaled head. It greatly improves the inspection of reactor vessel heads for both control rod drive mechanisms and the in-core instrumentation.
The company also shared an award for community relations with Exelon Nuclear for the planning and execution of the transportation last fall of two replacement steam generators to Exelon’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant
Dominion Power employees at Virginia’s Surry power station collaborated with AREVA to win a TIP award for developing the Deposit Minimization Treatment process to decrease the buildup of sludge on the plant’s steam generator tubes.
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