13 May 2010– The Shaw Group Inc. signed a $197 million contract with Entergy Operation Inc., a unit of Entergy Corp, to provide extended power uprate plant modifications at the 1,265 MW Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Mississippi.
Under the new contract, Shaw will provide engineering, procurement and construction services to add around 178 MW of power generation to Grand Gulf. Plant modification installations are expected to start in 2012.
Shaw and its units have provided engineering or maintenance services to Entergy’s nuclear power plants 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.
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