CBCG/Company Profile

CBCG was initially formed to pursue the independent power generation market in the early 1990s. As a prime developer, CBCG successfully formed project teams with Northern States Power (NRG subsidiary), ZurnNepco, Westinghouse Industrial Turbine division, Consumers Power, Pacific Power, and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited of India for development of various combustion turbine and coal based power projects in the US and India.

In 1998, CBCG was reorganized and the company base and registration were relocated to Washington State. CBCG managed programs for the Department of Energy environmental restoration project at the Hanford Site, proposed innovative approaches for reuse of surplus nuclear facilities, and is currently engaged in advanced nuclear energy concept design and the facilities to close the nuclear fuel cycle.

CBCG is providing technology development, nuclear systems engineering design and layout configurations, nuclear plant startup planning, and overall cost information for nuclear power plant engineering and operations for projects currently under development by private sector sponsors and Energy Department advanced reactor programs. Current work is focused on advanced design concepts for sodium fast reactors, fast reactor fuels and deep burn concepts, and developmental testing programs.

The CBCG team is experienced in US commercial and Fast Reactor Programs. Our test reactor experience includes engineering and operations on Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR)-I and EBR-II in Idaho and the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) in Washington State. The CBCG Project Team consists of senior engineering professionals with an average experience in excess of 35 years in nuclear power systems and sodium fast reactors. All technical team members hold engineering or technical degrees, approximately 70% of the team hold advanced degrees, and 30% of the team hold Ph.D.s.

Recent projects at Hanford have included support to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on facilities reuse planning, and work with local economic reuse organizations in conversion of surplus facilities to commercial beneficial use. Specifically, CBCG developed the commercial management plan for potential products produced at the Hanford Fast Flux Test Facility as part of a PNNL restart plan for the dormant test reactor.

CBCG developed an innovative commercial approach to financing and managing the restart of Hanford’s Fast Flux Test Facility. CBCG’s approach envisioned a commercial based facility, privately financed and operated for the production of medical, agricultural, and industrial isotopes, while providing irradiation services for materials and fuels testing for energy research programs. In response to a 2001 Expression of Interest request from the DOE, CBCG management assembled a “world-class” team for the upgrade, restart and operations of the FFTF under a commercial management approach. Financing was to be provided through a construction loan from labor union pension investment funds. In the post 9/11 atmosphere, DOE elected to terminate consideration of the proposal in December of 2001, citing liability and regulatory uncertainties.



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