The Shaw Group Inc. will provide technical support services for at least two new nuclear power units in China under an agreement with the government signed on Aug. 17. The Baton Rouge, La.-based engineer-contractor currently is building four of the AP1000 closed-loop pressurized water reactors in the country, along with its consortium partner, Westinghouse Electric Co.
Shaw’s services on the new AP1000 reactors at the Xianning nuclear powerplant project in Hubei province will include engineering, design and construction management for the facility’s expansion. The agreement with State Nuclear Power Engineering Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Ltd., could be expanded in the future.
The Shaw-Westinghouse team currently has a contract with State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Ltd and other Chinese organizations to provide services in engineering, procurement, commissioning, start-up, information-management systems and project management for four AP1000 nuclear powerplants being built in Sanmen, located in Zhejiang province, and in Haiyang, located in Shandong province.
The value of the new contract was undisclosed.