Carolina Power and Light Company
Apex, NC, U.S.

Shearon Harris Nuclear Station

Fluor performed construction, modification and maintenance support for the build-out of the Shearon Harris nuclear plant for the Carolina Power and Light Company.

Client's Challenge

This plant is located 20 miles southwest of Raleigh, North Carolina. The project began in 1973. Following a delay due to economic conditions created by the Middle East oil embargo, the plant was completed in 1986.

During the construction phase, trained manpower was a critical limitation. Fluor's extensive network and resources was able to locate and hire the certified craft personnel to support the project at peak.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor's scope during construction included direct hiring, training and supervision of crafts, site procurement, quality assurance and quality control, documentation review and systems turnover and startup support. This included an open-shop industrial relations posture for craft personnel. Fluor's scope of work also included assistance for planning, scheduling and cost control for outages and during normal operations.


Fluor provided continuing modification and maintenance support for the plant from its completion through 1993.

The plant was originally designed to include four 900 MW units, but the Client elected to defer all but one single unit, 900 MW pressurized water reactor unit due to changing capacity requirements.