MIAMI, FLA. -- A new transformer for the Turkey Point nuclear facility has been delivered, according to officials with Florida Power and Light.
The transformer is not lightweight equipment, either.
At a cost of $10 million and weighing in ad a half million pounds and change, the equipment is a solid piece of the plant's upgrades.
The transformer traveled more than 7,000 miles from its point of manufacture in Europe, where it was built by Siemens Energy.
It represents an investment that includes the replacement of pipes, valves, generators and other components ... about 6,000 all told ... which are part of a major overhaul scheduled to be wrapped up sometime next year.
The upgrades will enable the plant's two nuclear units to handle more than a quarter million more homes, according to FPL.
The transformer, by the way, is called an extra high voltage transformer.
It's being readied as a spare, which can be put into service at an instant's notice should one of the plant's existing two transformers suffer a failure.