The Shaw Group will provide technical support services for additional AP1000 nuclear power plants in China for the State Nuclear Power Technology Corp (SNPTC).

Beginning with two new units at the Xianning nuclear power plant project in Hubei province, Shaw will provide engineering and design management, project controls, quality assurance, construction management and project management.

The scope of work will also include health, safety and environmental management.

In April 2009, Shaw signed a strategic cooperation agreement with SNPTC to support China’s rapidly growing nuclear power infrastructure.

Currently, China has 12 nuclear power plants that generate 10GW of power, and plans to construct 30 new reactors by 2020, which will bring total capacity to 40GW.

The technical services contract is the first project announced under the 2009 strategic cooperation agreement.