Chinese contract for Bechtel

02 August 2012

Bechtel has signed a contract to provide project management consulting services to China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (CNPEC). It is the second such contract Bechtel has signed with Chinese firms in the past few months.

Under the contract, San Francisco-based engineering, construction, and project management company Bechtel will provide CNPEC - an engineering subsidiary of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) - with training and education to help it manage nuclear projects. Bechtel has previously worked with CGNPC on the Daya Bay nuclear power plant in Guangdong province.

President of Bechtel's nuclear power business Greg Ashley commented, "CNPEC has selected us to help the company improve processes and procedures to ensure its nuclear projects stay on time and on budget. We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue working with CNPEC as it expands its nuclear capabilities."

CGNPC's installed nuclear generating capacity currently stands at 6110 MWe from six operating reactors. The company also has a further 15 reactors under construction with a capacity of 17,740 MWe.

In April, Bechtel signed a similar contract with China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE), China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC's) subsidiary responsible for the construction, equipment procurement, trial testing and operational maintenance of nuclear power plants.

CNNC currently has nine operating nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of 6049 MWe, with a further nine units under construction with 9200 MWe of generating capacity.

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by World Nuclear News