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Outage Services

In partnership with our customers, Westinghouse is committed to providing field services that help reduce outage duration and costs.

Westinghouse offers a complete line of outage services utilizing its OEM experience, skilled workforce and state-of-the-art technology products to help utilities successfully complete outage campaigns. We have excelled in performing these services for over 30 years, resulting in our customers achieving top-quartile performance, including safe operation, extended component life, and maximized power output.

In addition to a complete line of outage services, we offer outage management to help you with planning and preparations/schedule optimization, as well as benchmarking, standardization and site assessments. We also provide outage window analysis, risk management, and plans governing outage safety, ALARA, human performance and communications. Outage Management can be customized and scaled to meet your specific needs.

We also provide a variety of shop and maintenance services at our facilities to help customers manage their assets for life of plant performance. Examples include component decontamination and refurbishment of pumps, motors, refueling tools, control rod blades and various additional plant-owned equipment.

Need help with an emergent outage issue? Westinghouse is the only supplier with both PWR and BWR OEM history. Our vast experience, technologies, and a fully staffed Outage Control Center uniquely position us to provide timely resolution to any issue that impacts your outage schedule. Our bench strength allows for immediate crew mobilization to respond to plant resource needs.

Westinghouse provides premier, value-added services for our nuclear utility customers; assisting them in meeting the ever-present challenges of improving cost, plant safety, reliability, availability and capacity. You can count on Westinghouse to be your partner in achieving optimal outage performance.

Additional Resources

Nuclear Plant Journal: Laser Peening for Long-term Operation

Learn more about how Westinghouse brought the first laser peening to the U.S. nuclear environment to cost effectively extend the operating years of the reactor internals at Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 1.

Nuclear Plant Journal: Optimizing Outage Service Delivery

Learn more about Westinghouse’s formal outage delivery model for continuous improvement in outage performance.

Nuclear Engineering International: New Technique with big benefits

Read about how Westinghouse teamed with APS and Exelon to hone a steam generation tube inspection technique that can save up to $500,000 per outage – and won a 2017 Top Innovative Practice award from the US Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Plant Journal: Outage Management - Customer Outage Success is Our Success

Read about how Westinghouse crews supported the biggest outage season in the company's history - 19 integrated and 80 outages overall for BWR and PWR plants.

Power Engineering: Southern Nuclear Sets New Outage Record at Vogtle Unit 2

Read about Southern Nuclear Operating Co.’s success and features from Westinghouse’s support for 66 percent of the outage work.