NINA – South Texas Nuclear Power Plant Expansion 2700 MW – Texas - Project Profile
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Nuclear Innovation North America LLC (NINA), formed by NRG Energy, Inc (NRG) and Toshiba Corporation, is planning to undertake the South Texas Nuclear Power Plant Expansion project at the site of its nuclear facility at Texas, the US.
The project involves the construction of two new nuclear power generation units with a combined capacity of 2,700MW.
The project will include the construction of a powerhouse and substation, the installation of nuclear reactors and firefighting instruments, the laying of transmission lines.
In June 2006, NRG filed a letter of intent with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct the two plants. In September 2007, NRG Energy, Inc. and South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company submitted a Combined Construction and Operating License Application (COLA) with NRC develop the project.
Fluor Corporation power group was awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, and construction-related management services for two new nuclear reactors by the Toshiba Corporation.
In November 2010, NINA has awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to EPC consortium formed by Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation (TANE), a US-based Toshiba subsidiary, and The Shaw Group Inc (acquired by CB&I).
The project received an environmental approval from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the first quarter of 2011. Nuclear Innovation North America LLC (NINA), jointly owned by NRG Energy Inc. and Toshiba Corp, is developing the two nuclear reactors.
In April 2011, Nuclear Innovation North America LLC has put the expansion plans for the South Texas Project on hold, until the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other stakeholders effectively assess the impact of the flood/earthquake events in Japan.
In April 2011, NRG Energy halted the expansion plans due to Tsunami incident in Japan. However, it continued to seek an operating license from U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
In December 2011, NRC halted the application review process due to issues over Toshiba's (foreign investor) ownership in the project.
In April 2014, NRC granted a tentative approval to NRG on moving ahead with the project proposal.
In October 2015, NRC completed a Final Safety Evaluation Report on plans to expand the project. Public consultation activities are underway. A final approval is awaited from NRC, which is expected in early 2016.
In February 2016, NRC approves plans for developing the expansion.
In May 2016, CB&I terminated agreements with Toshiba related to the development and execution of an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract.
On September 28, 2017, the NRC approved the operating license extension.
The project is facing delay due to opposition from environmentalists and lack of U.S. investors.
The project involves the construction of two new nuclear plants with a combined capacity of 2,700MW at the site of its South Texas Project nuclear facility near Bay City, Texas, the US.
The US$14,000 million project includes the following: