Pittsburgh-based NuVision Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding to help complete a long-mothballed nuclear power generating unit in Alabama.
NuVision said it had signed the MOU with SNC-Lavalin for engineering, products and services regarding SNC-Lavalin’s role in the acquisition of the Bellefonte Unit 1 Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood, Ala. SNC-Lavalin is working with the plant’s soon-to- be-owners, Nuclear Development LLC, to finish the construction of Bellefonte after it is acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
“We are thrilled to be on the SNC-Lavalin team to assist with providing engineering services and technologies to complete the Bellefonte plant,” said Brian Beley, NuVision CEO and president, said in a statement. “Bellefonte completion is long overdue and will be an important source of carbon-free power generation for the southeastern U.S. for many years.”
Nuclear Development had won in November 2016 a bid to buy the plant for $111 million and the deal is scheduled to close by the end of 2018, according to World Nuclear News. The plant is about 55 percent completed but work was discontinued in 2014, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.
Paul J. Gough
Reporter – Pittsburgh Business Times