Developers to announce update on Bellefonte Nuclear Plant project

Officials with the Jackson County Economic Development Authority said once completed, the plant will have an economic output of $12 billion.

Posted: Jul. 30, 2018 8:46 AM
Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 12:17 PM

After more than a year and a half since the contract was first signed, the next major announcement regarding the Bellefont Nuclear Plant will be made on Monday.

In November 2016, Nuclear Development LLC (ND) purchased the plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority for $111 million.
Since then, ND has made “much progress “ at the site, according to Shelia Shepard, the president and CEO of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority.

Last month, SNC-Lavalin was brought on board to manage the completion of the construction project. And on Friday, Huntsville-based Teledyne Brown Engineering announced they would be working under SNC-Lavalin.

“We are pleased to participate in the completion of Bellefonte in support of renewed interest in nuclear power as an energy source that is necessary for the overall energy portfolio for the United States,” Jan Hess, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering, stated in a press release.

“This project will create opportunities and jobs for the local economy in North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley.”

Shepard said once completed, the plant will create about 1,500 permanent jobs in addition to the thousands of construction jobs that will be needed.

ND officials will address community leaders about their plan Monday morning at 10 a.m. WAAY 31 will have a reporter there and will update this story as we learn more.

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