GE Energy's nuclear business has signed a six year deal to provide operational support services for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company's Perry Nuclear Power Plant and Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.

GE will provide maintenance and refuel outage services to the two Lake Erie, Ohio power facilities, whose configurations are already familiar to GE staff as the company was the nuclear steam supply system designer for Perry, and the original equipment manufacturer of both facilities’ turbine generators. For FirstEnergy, the deal will allow it to reduce costs and accelerate repair episodes.

Located in Perry, FirstEnergy’s 1,260 megawatt Perry plant is a boiling water reactor (BWR) and serves northern Ohio and various regions of FirstEnergy’s service territory. Serving the same regions, the 877 megawatt Davis-Besse plant in Oak Harbor is a pressurized water reactor (PWR). Both reactors are examples of light water reactor technology.

Meanwhile, GE Energy has signed a $400 million, 17-year contractual service agreement covering 27 gas turbines and 47 centrifugal compressors at Atlantic LNG Company’s production facility in Port Fortin, Trinidad. GE will build and operate a dedicated state-of-the-art facility service shop in Point Fortin, where the removed gas turbine modules will be overhauled.