Shaw wins uprate contract for Entergy nuclear power plant

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Baton Rouge, La., May 13, 2010 – The Shaw Group Inc. won a contract with Entergy Operation, Inc., a unit of Entergy Corp., to provide extended power uprate plant modifications at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss.

The new contract follows a phase one EPU assessment conducted by Shaw’s nuclear engineering team.

The value of the contract is $197 million, which will be included in Shaw’s Fossil, Renewables and Nuclear segment’s backlog of unfilled orders in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Under the new contract, Shaw will provide engineering, procurement and construction services designed to add about 178 MW of power generation to Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. Engineering and procurement are underway with construction to follow to install plant modifications in spring 2012.

Shaw subsidiaries have provided engineering or maintenance services to nuclear power plants owned or purchased by Entergy since 1973. Shaw’s maintenance contract with Entergy expanded in 2003 and was renewed in 2009 to provide fleetwide nuclear maintenance, modifications and capital construction services to Entergy.

Shaw also has provided several engineering studies and services in the past several years related to uprates at several Entergy nuclear plants, including:

* EPU work at Vermont Yankee

* Stretch power uprate (SPU) work at Indian Point Energy Center Units 2 & 3 and River Bend Station

* Feasibility studies at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, James A. FitzPatrick, Pilgrim Nuclear Station and Vermont Yankee

Shaw has performed more than 60 uprate projects and studies on boiling water reactor and pressurized water reactor nuclear units, adding more than 3,000 MW to the U.S. grid.

Entergy Corp. owns and operates power plants with about 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and more than 15,000 employees.

 

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