Vermont Yankee. 11.3.2011 Northstar Vermont Yankee,The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is back on line after completing its twenty-ninth refueling and maintenance outage. Control room operators returned the plant to service on Tuesday, November 2 at 11:52 pm. Operators will gradually raise the plant’s output to full power over the next few days. Entergy Nuclear Site Vice President Mike Colomb said the successful outage was due to the excellent craftsmanship and safety focus of all the workers. More than 850 craft workers supplemented the Vermont Yankee staff for the 25 day, round-the-clock outage work.The work scope during the outage involved replacing approximately one third of the fuel assemblies in the reactor and maintenance activities, tests and inspections on plant equipment which runs throughout the operating cycle.Refueling and maintenance outages are scheduled every 18 months and the influx of outage workers represents a major economic benefit to the area.Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode, as well as the Minister of Works, Power and Steel, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung are in the Federal Government delegation that will arrive in Russia today to lead the support for the Super Eagles in tomorrow’s clash with Croatia.Officials confirmed to Thisdaysports that the dignitaries would depart Nigeria this morning.Also in the delegation are President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee and Nigeriaâ€™s IOC Member, Enginner Habu Ahmed Gumel, as well as a number of other highly â€“placed officials and directors in the Sports Ministry. They will be received on arrival by Nigeriaâ€™s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, His Excellency Professor Steve Davies Ugbah; President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick; NFF Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko; NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi; other Members of the NFF Executive Committee and Management and; the Consul-General in the Nigerian Embassy, Nura Bello Dankadai.The Eagles will not lack support in the other side of the stands at the Kaliningrad Stadium, with members of the respected Nigeria Football Supporters Club also on ground.President of the Nigerian community in the Russian Federation, Suberu Ozigis said yesterday that about 1,500 Nigerians living in Moscow, and some 500 who are residents of Saint Petersburg, will be in Kaliningrad for the match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram