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Wilmington based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Bechtel form decommissioning alliance

WILMINGTON — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bechtel Wednesday announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantlement services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden.

The two companies have more than 100 years of combined nuclear industry experience and through the alliance will provide a full range of decommissioning services including pre-shutdown planning, licensing, project development and management, dismantling, demolition, waste handling, and site closeout.

“The alliance of GEH and Bechtel provides customers a complete offering of decommissioning services that draws upon the comprehensive experience, resources and project management expertise of both companies,” Lance Hall, executive vice president, Nuclear Services, GEH, said. “As plants in Germany and Sweden shut down, this alliance will support customers through the end of the nuclear power plant life cycle.”

“Our companies are committed to safety and efficiency across the entire nuclear plant life cycle,” said James Taylor, general manager of Bechtel’s Environmental business line. “Bechtel has performed work from design to dismantlement for more than 150 nuclear plants over the last 60 years. This experience will be critical to delivering quality as Germany and Sweden move forward.”

Bechtel has more than three decades of experience in cleanup, decommissioning, remediation and closure at more than 500 contaminated sites across the world including U.S. Department of Energy sites in five states and at the Sellafield Site in the U.K.

GE Hitachi offers comprehensive decommissioning project expertise, including experience gained from reactor internals replacement projects in Japan and segmentation scope for Extended Power Uprate reactor internals replacement projects in the U.S. Additionally, knowledge as an OEM and the ability to identify savings and control resources with innovative solutions such as Predix, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet, enable the company to deliver scalable, optimized and financially competitive solutions for its customers.

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety. Follow GEH on LinkedIn and Twitter @gehnuclear.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 58,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Follow Bechtel on Twitter @Bechtel.

-Content provided by Jon Allen, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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