Davis-Besse Nuclear Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company announced its 980-MW Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio has shut down for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

While the unit is offline, about a third of the unit’s 177 fuel assemblies will be replaced. Preventative maintenance and safety inspections also will be performed on major components including various pumps, valves, the reactor vessel, steam generators, the turbine generator and the cooling tower.

More than 1,000 temporary contractor workers and FENOC and FirstEnergy employees will supplement the Davis-Besse workforce during the outage.

FENOC also operates the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio.