The Austin Company, Kiewit Join Forces for Tennessee Valley Authority Design-Build Project

Atlanta, GA – November 10, 2015 — In a joint venture agreement, The Austin Company ( and Kiewit Power Nuclear ( have partnered to design and build a new Maintenance Facility at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Alabama.
The existing wood structure that housed the various departments has outlived its life expectancy and needs replaced. Portions of the existing building have become unusable, requiring the development of a new facility.
The project is underway, with Austin performing the Engineering Services required and Kiewit leading the Construction Management services.
The new 87,000 SF Maintenance Facility will replace the existing Maintenance Facility at Browns Ferry, and will house the Electrical Maintenance, Instruments and Controls, Mechanical Maintenance, FIN, Work Control departments and Components Engineering.
The new facility will provide TVA with adequate workspace for the maintenance departments and work control, with an on-site, full-service cafeteria for all site workers. The cafeteria will also serve as an All-Hands meeting space during re-fueling outages and for other site meetings.
Construction of the new facility is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.