KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Burns & McDonnell has been selected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide project control and information management services to assist TVA should it decide to complete construction of Unit 1 Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, located near Hollywood, Alabama.

Under this contract, Burns & McDonnell would develop an integrated project controls plan and associated project instructions to support the project goals established by TVA. A team of information management specialists, project controls specialists and technicians would support the project. Using an integrated suite of project controls software, processes and tools, they would develop, implement and maintain a project cost, schedule and risk management program to interface with TVA's existing corporate reporting and financial control systems.

TVA recently approved limited funding for engineering design, establishing contracts for long lead equipment procurement, asset preservation and site preparation for the Unit 1 reactor at the Bellefonte facility. If construction is approved by the TVA board of directors, Unit 1 is expected to be completed by 2020.

The project team would utilize numerous tools to manage the project controls aspect of this project including Burns & McDonnell's proprietary NoTouch Reporting™. Along with its numerous other functions, the quality assurance / quality control automated report delivery tool would distribute reports and highlight action items to project team members.

Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services to clients throughout North America and abroad. More than 3,000 engineers, architects, scientists, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and other professionals work in 20 offices located throughout the U.S. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit its website at www.burnsmcd.com.

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