Matrix Business Concepts. A Nuclear Project Management Oversight Company PMO

James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear

​Condenser Replacement

  • Project completed 3 days ahead of schedule

  • Completed $9.4M under budget

  • $48M EPC

  • Staff of 30 Project Management personnel 

  • 1 OSHA Recordable Events 

  • 257k Project Implementation Man-Hours

Project Description:

The Main Condenser at JAF had declined in performance such that action was necessary to mitigate the impact on the plant’s operation as well as to improve the regulatory assessment and public perception of the plant and Entergy Corporation.  The existing condenser tubing was at the end of life and undergoing frequent failures requiring plant down-powers to address.  Condenser tube failures resulted in Lake Ontario water ingress into the plant’s cooling system providing challenging operating conditions which included unplanned power reductions, worker radiological dose exposure and plant chemistry challenges.  This project included all the engineering, work planning, installation, and testing associated with replacing all tubes (approximately 36,000) in the JAF main condenser to address ongoing tube failures.  The project was scheduled for implementation during the R21 outage beginning in October, 2014 in an installation window of 45 days and had a total expected project cost of $57.4M. In addition to the tube replacement, the project included the installation of an upgraded chlorine injection system and enhanced air removal piping system.

 

Matrix Roles & Responsibilities:

Matrix provided PMO Services concentrating on Project Funding Acquisition, Contract Management, Cost Control, Scheduling and Work Order preparation.

 

Contract Structure:

PMO Contract competitively bid amongst 4 vendors.

T & M Pricing with NTE Incentives.