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Old 10-22-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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GE Hitachi expects to hire more than 100 instrumentation and control and electrical engineers at its headquarters in Castle Hayne by the end of the year, according to a company spokesman.
The new jobs will mainly focus on design for the proposed Dominion North Anna 3 nuclear power plant in central Virginia.

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GE Hitachi hiring more engineers in Wilmington

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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GE Hitachi expects to hire more than 100 instrumentation and control and electrical engineers at its headquarters in Castle Hayne by the end of the year, according to a company spokesman.
The new jobs will mainly focus on design for the proposed Dominion North Anna 3 nuclear power plant in central Virginia.
That is great, but that would not be the most stable job. The Feds have not yet given permission to build North Anna 3, according to Dominion's web site: "Dominion Virginia Power has not yet committed to building a new nuclear unit, but expects to make a decision regarding North Anna 3 once federal permission to proceed with construction is received, which is expected in 2015." https://www.dom.com/about/stations/n...rth-anna-3.jsp

The plant location is Virginia, north of Richmond. Since the area has had earthquakes, and there may be political concerns about building another nuke.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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That is great, but that would not be the most stable job. The Feds have not yet given permission to build North Anna 3, according to Dominion's web site: "Dominion Virginia Power has not yet committed to building a new nuclear unit, but expects to make a decision regarding North Anna 3 once federal permission to proceed with construction is received, which is expected in 2015." https://www.dom.com/about/stations/n...rth-anna-3.jsp

The plant location is Virginia, north of Richmond. Since the area has had earthquakes, and there may be political concerns about building another nuke.
Well...the Castle Hayne plant is the world headquarters for GE Nuclear, so I'm betting if there is a problem with this one project, an engineer could be re-assigned at another.

That plant only continues to get bigger with seemingly no end in sight. Really, along with PPD and a few others, a valuable member of the Wilmington area economy.

In other recent news nearby...a NY based company is locating a Fish processing plant in the Pender Commerce Park off Hwy 421.

For Pender, 120 jobs and a $25 million investment from seafood processing company | Port City Daily

I think the trend you are seeing is the I-140 manufacturing type business growing...it's like I-140 can't get done fast enough. We are seeing major expansions along this corridor. The Sutton Steam Plant construction has been going on for awhile...

http://www.duke-energy.com/news/releases/2013081902.asp

$600 million is significant coin. I-140 will go right by this plant, whose large towers will be coming down.

Interesting what proximity to "Interstate's" can do for a local economy.
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