Entergy—Palisades Nuclear Generating Station
APTIM provided best-in-class maintenance, modification and construction services to Entergy at the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station, a nuclear power plant located on Lake Michigan, in Van Buren County’s Covert Township, Michigan, five miles south of South Haven, Michigan, U.S.
The station is a Westinghouse pressurized water reactor, generating 811 MW of electricity. The station is cooled by Lake Michigan via mechanical draft cooling towers.
Update: Palisades Nuclear Generating Station was shut down permanently by Entergy on May 20, 2022, after providing safe and reliable electricity to southwest Michigan for more than 50 years.
Representative tasks included:
- Mechanical modifications
- Electrical modifications
- ISI support
- Plant painting
- Nozzle block removal
- DBT security upgrades
- RWCU valve replacement
- SRV replacements
- FW heater vent piping replacement
- Extraction steam piping replacement
- Building demolition
- Recirculating scoop tube actuator replacement
- Scaffold erection
- Valve maintenance and modifications
- Asbestos abatement projects
- Feedwater heater drain level control valve replacements
In addition to Palisades, APTIM provides the maintenance and modification services to the Entergy North and South Nuclear fleets. APTIM enjoys a successful relationship with Entergy, a strategic account. We have supported numerous refuel outages and forced outages over the past several years. APTIM utilizes mixed craft for certain tasks to maintain a diverse workforce for possible emergent work. We also move core group craft employees from site to site to support refueling outages and forced outages.
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