The French nuclear giant will get its chance to show what it can do with an American reactor
Located in Scottsboro, Alabama, work on the plant was halted in the late 1980s due to low electricity demand. In August of this year the TVA board voted to finish it. The decision followed a two-year evaluation process.
Areva's scope includes engineering, construction, and replacement of many of the components which were removed from the plant when work stopped more than two decades ago. TVA estimates the plant, which includes a reactor pressure vessel, is about 55% complete.
In a conference call with nuclear energy bloggers September 16, Areva COO Mike Rencheck said the value of the work scope for TVA is worth about $1 billion out of the estimated $4.9 billion it will take to complete the reactor. It is scheduled to enter revenue service in 2020.
Read the full interview at ANS Nuclear Cafe online now.
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