Blue Castle Holdings starts looking at potential nuclear contractor

Blue Castle Holdings is beginning the contractor selection process for its construction joint venture for the Blue Castle Project, a two-unit, 2,200-MW nuclear power plant planned in Green River, Utah.

The company said in a July 6 news release that it is hosting a project overview webinar on July 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM MDT. It is “NOT” a public meeting, Blue Castle said.

“This webinar is exclusively for qualified contractors with the capability to execute large contracts in heavy civil, mechanical, electrical, structural building, engineering, industrial procurement, modular fabrication and project management,” the company said in the news release.

The webinar is intended for high level executives from companies capable of performing in a highly integrated project delivery system environment. The combined estimated contract work available to construction joint venture participants is approximately $8bn in nuclear safety and non-safety related, balance of plant and infrastructure work, over a seven year time frame with an approximate start year of 2020 for non-safety related work and 2022 for nuclear safety related work, as permitted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

NRC said earlier this year that it expects to receive an early site permit (ESP) application from Blue Castle by the end of FY 2017.

If the planned nuclear plant comes to fruition, it would employ about 1,000 full-time workers and increase Utah’s electric generation by about 30%, said Orem, Utah-based Blue Castle.

Blue Castle said on its website that roughly 13,000 MW of electric generating capacity near the Blue Castle project is expected to be retired by 2040. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations will virtually ensure that no new coal plants are built going forward, Blue Castle has said.

“Every individual attending the webinar will need to fill out the registration form via the link below for approval at least 48 hours in advance of the actual webinar for approval. After approval of company attendance, a unique link (needed to log in to the webinar) will be emailed to each individual attendee. Therefore, each attendee MUST register with an individual email address associated with its company email domain name,” Blue Castle said.

For approval go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/802388777325534722.

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