Members replace re-heat outlet header, more than 1,000 baskets
LATE LAST YEAR, Local 83 Boilermakers working for Day & Zimmerman at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Marys, Kansas, performed at the highest level in completing an outage on the facility’s Unit 2.
The work scope involved removing and replacing the re-heat outlet header and replacing radial air heater baskets. Following inspection of the boiler and other major components, Boilermakers made additional repairs.
DAN AND NICK, I want to personally thank you and your team for the excellent support you provided to my team this outage. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the way you and your team worked safely and error free. This was the first time I did an outage utilizing boilermakers (I used to work the outages in the east, and we used in-house workers) and cannot be more happy with the results.
[Letter addressed to Local 1 (Chicago) BM-ST John Riel]
HAYES MECHANICAL WISHES to extend our gratitude over Local 1’s cooperation and efforts in making the Waukegan Station unit 7 ESP Hot to Cold Conversion project a success. [ESPs, or electrostatic precipitators, remove particulates from a boiler’s exhaust stream. Hot or cold refers to the relative temperature of the exhaust gases entering the ESP and thus the overall size and design of the system.]
RECENTLY STONE & WEBSTER was called upon by our client, Entergy Nuclear, to assist in the replacement of the Control Rod Drive housings on the reactor head at the Palisades Nuclear Station near Covert, Michigan. The added work was expected to extend the critical path of the Palisades refueling outage by approximately 28 days.
I AM WRITING this letter in recognition of the level of excellence in workmanship and productivity that your members achieved during the recent installation and welding of the lower feeder tubes at Point Lepreau. Our Chief Boiler Inspector, Mr. Eben Creaser, has brought this achievement to my attention and has proudly informed me that this accomplishment has been a world class effort. The Boilermakers along with all New Brunswickers should be very proud of this achievement.
Members of Local 60 [Peoria, Ill.], along with other building trades working under the supervision of Power Maintenance and Constructors, LLC (PMC), successfully completed the spring outage on Unit 6 at the Havana Energy Complex [in south-central Illinois] owned and operated by Dynegy Coal Co., with regional offices in O’Fallon, Illinois.