Shaw team at Duke Energy site gets safety milestone

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
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The Shaw Group Inc. on November 13 announced that its Shaw Stone & Webster business unit and its consortium partner, ALSTOM Environmental Control Systems, celebrated one million safe work hours at Duke Energys Belews Creek Steam Station in Walnut Cove, N.C. In recognition of the achievement, the North Carolina Department of Labor presented the prestigious Carolina Building Star Award to the project team during a celebration luncheon held at the jobsite on November 9.

J.M. Bernhard Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Shaw, said, This is the second Shaw site in North Carolina to receive this prestigious honor. The impressive accomplishments of our Belews Creek project team and our team at Duke Energys Marshall Steam Station in Terrell, N.C., which recently achieved two million safe work hours, exemplify our companys focus on safety and client satisfaction. Shaw continues to be a market leader in the growing FGD/Scrubber market because our employees are committed to upholding the highest environmental, health and safety standards that reinforce lasting relationships with our clients and effectively support the communities where we work. We are pleased to provide the value-added solutions to our client, Duke Energy, a great partner in establishing environmental, health and safety as a core value at these projects.

Duke Energys Belews Creek Steam Station is the second power plant to be retrofitted under the Shaw/ALSTOM alliance agreement with Duke Energy for its FGD Retrofit Program. Under the terms of the agreement, Shaw and ALSTOM will retrofit 12 electricity generating units (6,600 megawatts) at four power stations owned by Duke Energy.

Duke Energy is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and unregulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in the Americas, including 28,000 megawatts of regulated generating capacity in the United States. Duke Energys Carolinas operations include a diverse mix of nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation that provides 19,900 megawatts of safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity to more than 2.2 million electric customers in a 22,000 square mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of engineering, procurement, construction, technology, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Shaw employs approximately 22,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

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