Westinghouse/Shaw Consortium Providing Four Nuclear Power Plants To China

Nuclear units will supply a sustainable source of critcally needed power in China.

The Shaw Group Inc. announced Thursday that the Westinghouse/Shaw Consortium has agreed to provide four AP1000 nuclear power plants to China's State Nuclear Power Technology Co. (SNPTC) to be built at sites in Sanmen and Haiyang.

In December 2006, the SNPTC selected the Westinghouse/Shaw Consortium as the technology partner for the next generation of nuclear power plants to be built in China.

Shaw will provide engineering, procurement, commissioning, information management and project management services.

Construction on the first unit is scheduled to begin in 2009, with the first plant expected to be operational in 2013.

According to J.M. Bernhard, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Shaw, the nuclear units will provide a sustainable source of critically needed power generation in China.

Westinghouse, owned 77 percent by Toshiba Corp., 20 percent by Shaw and 3 percent by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd of Japan, supplies nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities.

The Shaw Group Inc., headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., is a provider of engineering, procurement, construction, technology, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. The company has approximately $5 billion in annual revenues and employs about 21,000 people worldwide.

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