Bechtel performed extended power uprates at Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station, a half hour south of Miami on Biscayne Bay, as well as at its sister facility, St. Lucie, up the Atlantic coast. The project entailed working on a total of four nuclear generating units, two at each plant.
We performed major construction activities while one unit―and sometimes both―were in operation. This regimen required highly detailed and complex planning, and much cooperation with Florida Power & Light, to meet tight schedules while maintaining safety and quality standards.
The uprates yielded 30 percent more power than originally anticipated, adding more than 522 megawatts of additional capacity―enough to power more than 300,000 Florida households annually.