TULSA, Okla., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Enercon Services, Inc., a Tulsa- based company with offices nationwide, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by NuStart Energy to prepare Combined License Applications (COLA) for new nuclear power plants. The project will be executed by a team of companies led by Enercon, which includes Burns and Roe Enterprises of Oradell, N. J., William Lettis and Associates of Walnut Creek Calif., MACTEC Engineering and Consulting of Charlotte, N. C. and McCallum/Turner of Evergreen, Colo. One application will be developed for the Westinghouse AP 1000 nuclear plant design for the two units at the TVA Bellefonte site in Alabama. The other application will be developed for the General Electric (GE) ESBWR at the Entergy Grand Gulf site in Mississippi. Enercon President John Richardson stated, "This is an important project for NuStart Energy and the entire nuclear industry, and we appreciate NuStart Energy's confidence in the Enercon team to achieve their business objectives. This is a great opportunity for Enercon's New Plant Services Division to play a major role in establishing the framework and models for this first of a kind process and bring efficiency and consistency that will benefit our clients and the industry." "The key point is that NuStart Energy's work will benefit the entire U.S. nuclear energy industry," said Marilyn Kray, president of NuStart Energy. "Although NuStart Energy will be preparing the Bellefonte and Grand Gulf applications, other NuStart Energy member companies will be involved in the development of the standard applications based on standard designs. Individual member companies will be able to use the detailed engineering developed in the process for their own standard applications for both the Westinghouse AP1000 and the General Electric ESBWR designs. NuStart Energy will also be working with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to establish the proper precedent for high quality COL submittals. Enercon's New Plant Services Division will lead this project with overall project management and licensing responsibilities. The scope of work required to support a license application also includes site specific tasks such as engineering for cooling water systems and transmission and distribution, development of multiple programs, environmental report preparation and site geotechnical studies. The license application is scheduled for submittal to the NRC for their review in October 2007 for the Bellefonte plants, and February 2008 for the Grand Gulf plant. Enercon Services, Inc. is a diversified energy consulting company established in 1982 offering engineering, environmental and management services. Enercon is an employee owned company of over 500 skilled engineers and staff located in thirteen offices nationwide. With clients including well over half of the country's operating nuclear power plants, the Department of Energy and many Fortune 500 companies, Enercon delivers innovative solutions to energy and process industries. More information about Enercon is available on the Internet at: http://www.enercon.com The NuStart Energy consortium was formed by 11 leading nuclear energy companies to develop the detailed engineering required for the two advanced, passive reactor designs and to obtain the first combined Construction and Operating Licenses for new nuclear energy plants in 30 years. Members of NuStart Energy consortium are: Constellation Energy, Baltimore, Md.; Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C.; EDF International North America, Washington, D.C., the U.S. subsidiary of the large French nuclear utility; Entergy Nuclear, Jackson, Miss.; Exelon Generation, Philadelphia, Penna.; Florida Power & Light Company, Juno Beach, Fl.; Progress Energy, Raleigh, N.C.; Southern Company, Atlanta, Ga.; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tenn.; GE Energy, Atlanta, Ga.; Westinghouse Electric Co., Pittsburgh, Penna. Press contact: Peggy Striegel Public Relations Consultant to Enercon 800-663-1136 firstname.lastname@example.org
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