Bechtel selected for Georgia nuclear power plant construction

By Dale Benton
Bechtel has been selected for the completion of a U.S nuclear power plant expansion. The global leaders in engineering, procurement, construction and p...

Bechtel has been selected for the completion of a U.S nuclear power plant expansion.

The global leaders in engineering, procurement, construction and project management, announced that it had been selected by Georgia Power to complete Plant Votgle Units 3&4 construction works.

The project will see the provision of emission free energy to more than 500,000 homes and businesses. The two-reactor expansion of the nuclear plant near Augusta, Georgia will be the first new units built in the U.S in the last three decades, as well as being the only new units being constructed in the entire country.

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“This is a critically important project for the nation and we’re honored to be chosen,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s government services and commercial nuclear power business. “We are committed to the long-term future of nuclear power as a safe and reliable, 24/7 provider of carbon-free electricity.”

Bechtel will assume responsibility for a broad range of activities including day-to-day construction through completion of the project under the management of Southern Nuclear, the Southern Company subsidiary which operates the existing two units at Plant Vogtle.

“We look forward to moving ahead with the great relationships we’ve built with plant leadership and the skilled tradespeople at the site,” said Ty Troutman, Bechtel’s project manager and a 30-plus year nuclear industry veteran. “We’ve accomplished a lot already and we have a plan in place to deliver.”

The new reactors will be the first in the industry to use the Westinghouse AP1000 advanced pressurized water reactor technology. This advanced technology allows nuclear cores to be cooled even in the absence of operator interventions or mechanical assistance. The AP1000 is the first Generation III+ reactor to receive Design Certification from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


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