Nuclear Innovation North America LLC (NINA), the nuclear development company jointly owned by NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and Toshiba Corporation, has announced an agreement for the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) of the AFL-CIO to provide skilled union labor to construct the two new nuclear units at the South Texas Project (STP).
Approximately 6,000 people will work up to 25 million hours to build the new units, STP 3&4, which are located about 100 miles southwest of Houston in Matagorda County, Texas. Construction of the new units is expected to begin in 2012, once the expansion receives its Combined License from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and should last five years with unit 3 coming online in 2016 and unit 4 in 2017.Each of the two reactors in the project will be rated at 1.35 GWe. for a total of 2.7 GWe output from the project. Every hour of labor is expected to produce at least 108 watts of generating capacity and an average gross output of 100 watts per hour of labor.
Hat tip to NEI Notes.