P1 Group wins Wolf Creek shutdown, two other projects

BURLINGTON, Kan. – P1 Group, Inc. is pleased to announce it has earned more business with Wolf Creek Nuclear Operations Corporation at its generating station near Burlington, Kan. Building off the success of recently completed projects for Wolf Creek, the company won three more projects that all have a short schedule.

Because of the sensitive nature of the facility and the need for a quick turnaround, all three projects will be completed on a 24-7 schedule and will have a peak workforce reaching about 70. This new work will start in early October of this year and is scheduled to wrap up in mid-November.

Refuel 17
Refuel 17 is Wolf Creek’s annual shutdown to make any maintenance and repairs to the 1,200 megawatt nuclear power plant. The actual type of work on this contract will vary depending on the current condition of the equipment and excludes the work described below. The shutdown is expected to last 37 days.

ESW Strainer Replacement
For about seven days during the shutdown, P1 Group will remove and replace one of the backup strainers at the plant. The strainer is approximately 16,000 pounds.

Heat Exchangers
The third task during the shutdown is a 20-day heat exchanger project. P1 Group will clean and repair low- and high-pressure feedwater heaters, the main condenser, the CCW heat exchanger and the heat exchanger for the steam packing exhauster.

Congratulations to the following associates who were integral in securing this work for P1 Group:

  • Glenn Shain, Vice President
  • George Stuller, Consultant
  • Mike Mihalchik, Estimator
  • Larry Schultz, Project Manager
  • Mark McGrath, Project Engineer

Onsite management will include Steve Chasteen and Mark McGrath.

Wolf Creek Generating Station is Kansas’ only nuclear power plant and has been providing energy to Kansas and Missouri since 1985. The plant generates about 1,200 megawatt electrical, which is enough energy for approximately 800,000 homes.

(The photo of Wolf Creek by the NRC is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.)

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