Nuclear storage expansion

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company has awarded an engineering services contract to the nuclear division of the Shaw Power Group for expansion work at its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio.

The value of the work, to expand the used nuclear fuel storage capacity, was undisclosed.

Shaw will provide engineering and design services for the fuel transfer system, pool-to-pad haul path design, canister pad design and security system design.

Construction of the new spent fuel storage system is scheduled to start in spring 2008 and finish in 2010.