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November 1, 2022

Hi Tech Solutions Supports Successful Outage at Hope Creek Nuclear Generation Station


(Hope Creek and Salem Nuclear Generation Stations, photo by PSEG Nuclear LLC)

Salem County, NJ - November 1, 2022.  Hi Tech Solutions (HTS) supported a successful outage at Hope Creek Nuclear Generation Station.  All work was performed on schedule with first time quality and zero safety or human performance issues.

Hope Creek, owned and operated by PSEG Nuclear, is a single unit boiling water reactor (BWR) with total generating capacity of 1,185 megawatts net. The power plant began commercial service in 1986, is licensed to operate until 2046, and generates enough electricity to power approximately one million homes each day.  Hope creek is located along with Salem Generating Station on a 740 acre site in Salem County, New Jersey. Together, the plants comprise the second largest nuclear generating facility in the United States, generate enough zero emmission electricity to power three million homes each day, and are the largest employer in Salem County with over 1,600 employees.

October 22, 2022

Hi Tech Solutions Supports Project to Extend the Operating Life of Krško Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia


(Krško NPP, photo by NEK)

Vrbina, Krško, Slovenia - October 22, 2022  Hi Tech Solutions (HTS) palyed a critical role in supporting the Mechanical Stress Improvement Process (MSIP®) project for the Krško Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia.  HTS sent a team of technicians, supervisors, and project leaders to augment the Westinghouse / Nuvision Engineering team.  All work was performed as scheduled with first time quality and zero safety or human performance issues.

The objective of the project was to prevent and mitigate any Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) which can compromise nuclear plant safety and availability. MSIP®, patented by NuVision Engineering, is a permanent solution for mitigating SCC in Nuclear Plant piping weldments. MSIP® uses a hydraulically operated clamp to contract the pipe on one side of the weldment. This removes tensile residual stress from the vulnerable area and generates a more favorable compressive stress pattern in its place. The result is prevention and permanent mitigation of SCC without the need for relief request. MSIP® is accepted by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a stress improvement process for mitigation of stress corrosion cracking in both boiling water reactor (BWR) and pressurized water reactor (PWR) plants.

The Krško NPP NPP operating company Nuklearna elektrarna Krško (NEK) is co-owned by the Slovenian state-owned company Gen Energija and the Croatian state-owned company Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP).  The power plant is critical to the region, providing more than 20% of Slovenia's electricity and 16% of Croatia's electricity.