GE has inked a 12-year agreement with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management (DNMC) to help boost reliability and profitability of three Chinese nuclear power plants.

Under the terms of the multiyear agreement (MYA), GE’s Power Services business will provide services to DNMC’s Daya Bay, Ling Dong and Ling Ao nuclear power plants which make up the Daya Bay nuclear power base.

The services would be for steam turbines, generators and auxiliary systems of the three nuclear plants located in the Dapeng Peninsula on the coast of South China Sea.

As per the agreement, GE will provide engineering support, spare parts, on-site service, repair and life extension services for the steam turbines.

Through the MYA, the Chinese nuclear plants are expected to deliver sustainable electricity for the Guangdong Province, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

It will also help in reducing the operating costs per unit kilowatt-hour of the nuclear power plants while saving on fuel costs. Besides, the MYA is expected to bring in sustained operating performance along with stability and profitability for the long-term.

GE Power Services business in China general manager Xu Xin said: "We collaborate with our customers to tailor MYA solutions that are unique to their needs.

“Each MYA solution is customized to meet the unique needs of different power plants. Our goal is to bring long-term value to power plants, like the Daya Bay nuclear plant, with agreements focused on key metrics for the equipment such as availability, operational flexibility and efficiency.”

DNMC and GE have been collaborating on the Daya Bay nuclear power base for the last 30 years.

DNMC deputy general manager Li Zhishen said: “The MYA we signed with GE—an industry leader in power equipment development, manufacturing, repair and maintenance—will help us steadily uplift equipment reliability and operating performance.”

The Chinese nuclear power base was originally built with Alstom whose power business was acquired by GE in 2015. GE, since then, has grown its total plant solutions portfolio which includes its services platform dubbed Fleet360 and addition of new technology capabilities for nuclear power plants.

Image: GE signs MYA to service equipment at the Daya Bay nuclear power base. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.