CB&I (CBI) today announced its Lake Charles fabrication facility has extended its role for the fabrication of structural and mechanical modules and other components for the AP1000® nuclear power projects in Georgia and South Carolina.
“This new development demonstrates the confidence the licensees and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have in our highly-skilled workforce, nuclear safety culture and operations in Lake Charles,” said Luke Scorsone, President of CB&I’s Fabrication Services operating group. “CB&I has worked hard to create a successful, first-of-kind modular fabrication and assembly facility, and we remain committed to successfully completing the AP1000 projects.”
On a previous earnings call, CB&I had stated the work at Lake Charles would be substantially complete by the end of April 2015. With the additional modules and other key components, the nuclear work at the facility now will continue into next year.
CB&I and its consortium partner Westinghouse are constructing two AP1000 nuclear power units at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia, and two units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, South Carolina. These are the first new nuclear power units being built in the United States in more than 30 years.
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