Bechtel Selected for First-of-its-kind Nuclear Project

16 December 2010 FREDERICK, MD

Bechtel will provide design and project management support services for the first commercial nuclear power plant in the Middle East. The plant will be one of four that a consortium headed by the Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will build and manage in the United Arab Emirates.

“This project continues Bechtel’s tradition of working on first-of-its kind projects around the world,” said Carl Rau, president of Bechtel’s nuclear division. “We have worked with KEPCO since the 1950s, when it first commissioned Bechtel to build the DangIn-Ri power plant in Korea. We believe the strength of that relationship will contribute to the success of this project.”

Bechtel will provide project support to KEPCO subsidiary KEPCO E&C both in Seoul, Korea, and at the project site in Braka, which is in the western region of Abu Dhabi.  Bechtel has served the nuclear power market for more than 60 years and has worked at more than 150 nuclear plants worldwide.  It currently has more than 3,000 employees working globally on nuclear projects.

The first UAE nuclear power plant is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

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