Nuclear power is a critical part of generating low-carbon electricity for the future. Every year, nuclear-generated electricity in the United States alone prevents about 550 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions that would otherwise come from fossil fuels. That's the same as taking 117 million passenger vehicles off the road.
Nuclear is reliable, available 24/7/365, and is not dependent on wind or sunshine, making it an excellent source of baseload electricity alongside renewables.
Since the earliest commercial nuclear reactors, a half-century ago, Bechtel has played a pivotal role in every phase of the industry’s development.
We have helped customers deliver more than 74,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity, and have performed engineering and/or construction services on more than 80 percent of nuclear plants in the United States and 150 worldwide.
In addition, we have more than 2,200 nuclear professionals, which include approximately 150 internationally recognized technical specialists who have been published widely, and have participated in developing industry standards and guidelines.
How we can help you deliver zero-carbon energy
We are helping Georgia Power complete construction of the two-reactor expansion of Plant Vogtle in the southeastern United States - the only nuclear new-build construction project currently under way in the United States..
We have successfully helped our customers complete 34 steam generator replacements, 11 reactor head replacements, 7 extended power uprates, and the first major underground pipe replacement in the nuclear industry.
Our Nuclear Safety Center of Excellence leverages our 60+ years of nuclear project delivery to provide customers industry-leading nuclear safety expertise.
Our experts have extensive experience supporting licensing, safety analysis, and radiation protection for both existing reactor and advanced reactor technologies, including Gen III+/IV light water gigawatt and small modular reactors, as well as non-light water designs.
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