Nuclear Projects

Shaw has been a pioneer in nuclear plant design and construction for more than 60 years. Backed by experience and poised to meet the growing demands of the future, we continue that legacy today. From our ongoing work in China to our contracts in the U.S., Shaw is leading the industry’s global nuclear resurgence.

China AP1000® Nuclear Power Plants

The international push for safe, clean, cost-effective energy has prompted a renewed interest in nuclear power, and Shaw is a pioneer in the resurgence. Shaw, along with consortium team member Westinghouse, is working on building four nuclear power units in China using the advanced, passive technology harnessed in AP1000 nuclear power units.

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4

Shaw is turning the nuclear new build aspirations of the U.S. into reality with the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant project. Using Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactor technology, Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will be the first new commercial nuclear power reactors in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Units 3 and 4 are expected to begin commercial operation in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3

In May 2008, the second EPC contract for new nuclear power generation in the U.S. was awarded to Shaw and Westinghouse. South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper contracted with Westinghouse and Shaw for the design and construction of two nuclear electric-generating units at the site of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, near Jenkinsville, S.C. V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 will use the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor design and are scheduled for completion in 2016 and 2019, respectively.


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