Duke Energy auctioning off tools, equipment from retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Duke Energy Florida announced it will sell at auction a wide variety of new and used tools and equipment, ranging from cranes to hand tools, from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant north of Tampa.

The proceeds from the sale of the assets directly benefit customers by reducing future billing associated with the nuclear plant.

The public auction will include more than a million individual items and consist of a two-day preview and inspection opportunity followed by a three-day live and webcast auction Sept. 22 – 26, 2014.

The company contracted with Heritage Global Partners, a professional asset valuation and auctioning services firm based in San Diego, Calif., following a formal request for proposals process to market and auction assets no longer needed at the nuclear plant due to its decommissioning.

More details about the auction, including registration forms and bidding rules, are available at http://www.hgpauction.com/auctions/67527/duke-energy-cr3-webcast/.