SOUTH TEXAS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
The South Texas Nuclear Plant in Matagorda County was the first nuclear power plant in Texas, beginning operation in 1988. In 1996, the two South Texas units were two of the top 20 electricity-generating nuclear units worldwide. The two Reactors generate over 2,600 MW of power.
On June 19, 2006, NRG Energy filed a Letter Of Intent with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two new Reactors at the South Texas Project site. This letter of intent has since been canceled, however over $ 300 million was invested in preparation for the new Reactors.
Treadwell Electric teamed with two separate general contractors as well as two separate operating groups (Toshiba and TEPCO) to build 3 separate buildings in advance of the new reactors.
PROJECT TEAM: Donald Treadwell, Ryan Paulk, Chris Rodgers
COMPLETED: August 2013
SIZE: Total of 108,000 sq ft consisting of:
– Metrology Lab & Office – 18,000 SF
– Radioactive Waste Storage Building – 45,000 SF
– Operations Office and Storage Building – 45,000 SF