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GEH shipping nuclear reactor pumps to Japan

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deliver ClydeUnion reactor pumps to Japan

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said the company is working to deliver pumps to customers in Japan.

The company said it will deliver Turbine Water Lubricated pumps manufactured by ClydeUnion Pumps, a unit of SPX. The steam powered pumps are made to ensure emergency reactor cooling when a complete station blackout occurs and can function when fully submerged in water. The companies have a teaming agreement to offer the pumps, which features a compact design, simplified turbine controls, reduced maintenance requirements and the ability to operate with no external electrical power.

GEH has shipped two units to the TEPCO-owned Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, and two more units are scheduled to ship to the plant later this year. GEH also has commitments to support systems for Chugoku Electric Power Co.’s two Shimane reactors, and Tohoku Electric Power Co.’s Onagawa and Higashidori plants.