Shaw lands power uprate study for AEP Cook Nuclear Plant

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Baton Rouge, La., January 14, 2010 — The Shaw Group Inc. won a contract for a feasibility study by American Electric Power to support the first phase of a potential two-unit power uprate at the Cook Nuclear Plant near Bridgman, Mich.

Shaw will perform the study to define the feasibility, scope of work and estimated cost to uprate the 2,155-MW plant, providing an anticipated 400-MW increase of electricity.

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Shaw also will gather, analyze and format plant data for inclusion in the licensing amendment report that will be submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for review and approval.

The award also includes a contractual framework to commence negotiations for the engineering, procurement and construction work to be performed during subsequent phases of the project.

Shaw has performed more than 60 uprate studies and projects that have added more than 3,000 MW to the U.S. power grid. Shaw provides systemwide maintenance and modification services to about 35 percent of U.S. nuclear units, including the country’s two largest nuclear fleets.

The undisclosed value of the contract will be included in Shaw’s Fossil, Renewables and Nuclear segment’s backlog of unfilled orders in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010.


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