Duke to Auction Equipment from Shuttered Crystal River Reactor

By August 8, 2014News

Looking for a good deal on power plant components? Distribution equipment? Shop tools? Duke Energy plans to auction a range of new and used equipment from its Crystal River 3 nuclear plant next month.

Crystal River’s reactor closed permanently last year following a steam generator replacement that resulted in extensive delamination of its shield building. Duke previously sought bids for 76 unirradiated fuel assemblies from the site, and it’s currently arranging to sell more than a million pieces of general plant equipment. These include items like a Siemens turbine generator, industrial pumps, valves, motors, transformers and sensors. Shop equipment for sale includes cranes, hand tools, cabling and welding equipment.

Preregistered participants can inspect items at the Florida plant Sept. 22-23. The auction will take place Sept. 24-26 at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail in Crystal River, Fla., and via webcast. More information is available from auction manager Heritage Global Partners. Duke Energy said in a release that proceeds will go toward reductions in the amount ratepayers will be charged in association with the plant.