AREVA DZ Signs Services Agreements With Entergy Nuclear
June 30, 2011
June 30, 2011
AREVA DZ, LLC, a joint venture of AREVA and Day & Zimmerman ECM, has signed agreements with Entergy Nuclear for future upgrades at all nine Entergy nuclear plant sites.
The five-year agreements include full-scope Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for capital projects to upgrade the sites for future operations. Entergy’s nuclear fleet includes Pilgrim, Vermont Yankee, Indian Point, Palisades, FitzPatrick, River Bend, Grand Gulf, Arkansas Nuclear One, and Waterford.
“A major aspect of ensuring safe and reliable operations at all our nuclear facilities is to continually upgrade equipment and components, either as an aspect of timely replacement of parts or because industry best practices and lessons learned make these enhancements smart,” said Cliff Eubanks, Entergy Vice President of Project Management. “Working with global nuclear vendors such as AREVA is a part of Entergy’s core strategy for accomplishing this work.”
AREVA DZ, LLC was formed in April 2009 to offer all U.S. operating sites full EPC services for plant modifications under a single contracting model.
“AREVA DZ will deliver solutions for Entergy with predictable results, which is what Entergy expects from this ‘single point’ accountability contract for EPC Services,” said AREVA DZ President Gary Mignogna. “The agreements with Entergy are strategic to AREVA DZ’s growing market, and we look forward to supporting Entergy’s plans for plant upgrades.”
AREVA provides its customers with solutions for carbon-free power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its more the 5,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Day & Zimmermann’s 24,000 employees provide industrial, defense and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.4 Billion USD in revenues, the Day & Zimmermann family of companies is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes and is a former winner of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Day & Zimmermann companies today provide engineering, construction and maintenance services, and staffing services to the commercial and government sector, and munitions products, security, logistics, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense, other government groups and defense industry contractors. For more information, visit http://www.dayzim.com.
Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.