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News » US » SNC-Lavalin to complete stalled nuclear plant » published 11 Jun 2018

SNC-Lavalin to complete stalled nuclear plant

SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement to complete the construction of an Alabama nuclear power plant that has been at a standstill for 30 years.

Its American subsidiary, SNC-Lavalin Nuclear (USA), has signed a letter of agreement with Nuclear Development to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management services to complete Bellefonte Unit 1 Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood. The work will begin once Nuclear Development completes its acquisition of the facility, which is scheduled to close in Q4 2018.

Nuclear Development announced in 2016 that was buying the partially completed plant in 2016. At the time, it put the additional investment needed at US$13bn and said that the work would create between 3,000 and 4,000 temporary construction jobs.

“We are excited to have been selected for this important project,” said SNC-Lavalin chief nuclear officer Preston Swafford. “The impetus to complete the Bellefonte plant signifies that nuclear power has regained interest as an energy source that is necessary as part of the overall energy portfolio in the US.”

Sandy Taylor, president of SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear sector, added: “SNC-Lavalin is collaboratively working with many major nuclear vendors in North America to form the most capable team that has the depth and breadth of experience to complete this nuclear project. We look forward to working with local communities, unions and businesses and bringing jobs to the Bellefonte site and across North America, supporting engineering, construction and equipment manufacturing.”

To complete the work at Bellefonte Station Unit 1, SNC-Lavalin has assembled a team of nuclear suppliers who will develop a plan to complete the plant. The team has performed extensive reviews of the scope of work and conducted plant walkdowns to evaluate the design and the condition of the equipment.


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This article was published on 11 Jun 2018 (last updated on 15 Jun 2018).

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