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 year-round, carbon-free, and not dependent on wind or sun, making it an excellent source of baseload electricity alongside renewables. It helps nations build a path to net zero while preserving energy independence.
Since the earliest commercial nuclear reactors, more than a half-century ago, Bechtel colleagues have contributed their skills and capabilities to 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 or construction services on more than 80% 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.
Bechtel is TerraPower's partner for plant design, licensing, procurement, and construction to build a demonstration advanced nuclear power plant using the Natuim technology. The Natrium design is affordable and capable of adapting to changes in daily electricity demands driven by solar and wind energy fluctuations. It also separates nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and systems within the plant footprint, simplifying the licensing process and lowering construction costs.
TerraPower has selected a site in Kemmerer, Wyoming - near a retiring coal power plant - as the location for the first Natrium plant.
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.