Bechtel in, Fluor out as Vogtle construction continues

Bechtel in, Fluor out as Vogtle construction continues

31 August 2017

Georgia Power’s plan to continue construction of its Vogtle nuclear expansion project comes with changes among the contractors, with Bechtel taking over the lead and Fluor Corp.
 

Source: Power Magazine

EM Commends Hanford Prime Contractor for FY16 Savings of $7.8 Million

EM Commends Hanford Prime Contractor for FY16 Savings of $7.8 Million

31 August 2017

Environmental Management thanked Bechtel National, Inc.’s (BNI) Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Project team for its commitment to EM’s Strategic Sourcing Initiative (SSI). Bechtel saved $7.1 million in the SSI, the second-highest FY16 total of all participating EM prime contractors. 

Source: Energy.gov

An artist's rendering of the Renovo plant

Pennsylvania NatGas-Fired Power Plant to Break Ground in 2018

27 July 2017

The plant is to be sited on a 68-acre former rail yard site in Renovo, PA. Construction is expected to employ up to 500 people, with another 30 employed full-time after it enters service. Construction is expected to take more than two years. Renovo Energy plans to sell electricity into the wholesale market.

Source: Natural Gas Intel

Sailors

U.S. Navy Commissions New Nuclear Ship

24 July 2017

Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) is the lead ship in the Ford-class of aircraft carrier, the US Navy's first new class in more than 40 years, and will begin the phased replacement of Nimitz-class carriers. It is named after the 38th president of the USA, who served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy.

Source: World Nuclear News

Skills shortage: underrepresentation of women in engineering is a concern

It's Time to Bridge the Engineering Gender Gap

20 July 2017

At an industry round table it was agreed that the underrepresentation of women in engineering is worrying. Panellists urged companies to up their game in recruiting and retaining female staff amid a growing skills shortage across the sector.

Source: The Telegraph

	 Going Green: Livermore Lab Honored For Reducing Paper Use

Going Green: Livermore Lab Honored For Reducing Paper Use

16 July 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized five federal agencies for "going green" at their Bay Area facilities, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for cutting paper usage in half.
Source: Pleasanton Weekly