[Tepco, 13 March] Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has signed a technical consulting agreement with the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Co (STPNOC) regarding the construction, operation and maintenance of two General Electric (GE) Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) at the South Texas Project (STP) nuclear power plant. A project development agreement to study the deployment and begin licensing activities for two ABWRs that would be constructed at the STP plant was signed by GE and STPNOC in August 2006. The agreement came just weeks after STP's 44% owner, NRG Energy Inc, announced its intention to pursue the two-unit ABWR project. STPNOC is currently proceeding with an application to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a combined construction and operating licence for the project. Tepco has experience of constructing, operating and maintaining ABWRs at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Japan.
STP Nuclear Operating Co
Tokyo Electric Power Co