Hydratight’s Biach Top Performers awards recognise efficient working practices among our clients and the list is one of the toughest to join, since it requires extraordinary teamwork and expertise.
To gain "top performer" status, outage teams – assisted by Hydratight technicians – must achieve tensioning times of under two hours in two consecutive outages. They become eligible for a top performer award for the third and subsequent sub-two-hour runs.
“With workers facing radioactive exposure and critical path costs running anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000 an hour, completing this work quickly and effectively is essential to get back on line quickly with minimum dose to the crew,” said Bob Boychuk, Hydratight’s nuclear portfolio leader.
“The awards were introduced in 1998 to recognise the outstanding work done by outage teams and to reinforce our commitment to helping customers to raise their performance to the highest level. Joining the list isn't at all easy, which is why it has become a mark of great expertise and teamwork. Congratulations to everyone involved."
Hydratight’s Biach top performers: 2010-11
• Browns Ferry, Alabama
• Byron, Illinois
• Braidwood, Illinois
• Diablo Canyon, California
• Point Beach, Wisconsin
• Fitzpatrick, Lake Ontario, New York
• Millstone 2, Connecticut
• Turkey Point, Florida
• St. Lucie Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
And welcome to two more teams, Calvert Cliffs, Maryland and Wolf Creek, Kansas, whose engineers completed the first stage –achieving two outages within the two-hour limit. Their next one makes them eligible for "top performer" status.