NuStart Energy Picks Enercon for New Nuclear Power Plant License Applications for a GE ESBWR and a Westinghouse AP 1000

Jan 11, 2006, 00:00 ET from Enercon Services, Inc.

    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:
     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

SOURCE Enercon Services, Inc.