Site Information

Catawba Nuclear Station’s two reactors are located in northeastern South Carolina, 24 miles southwest of Charlotte, NC.

The site is owned by North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number One, North Carolina Electric Membership Corp., Piedmont Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy, and is operated by Duke Energy.  The units were put into service in 1985 and 1986 and generate 2,310 MW.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Nancy Jackson


Recruiter:Terrence Ball
800-225-0385 X1258,


Reporting Information

Everyone reports to Kings Mountain at 0630.  Address is 1040 Beason Creek Rd. Kings Mountain NC 28086

KMT Contact – Brandy Neal – 864-247-3460


GPS Address

4800 Concord Rd, York, SC 29745

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Catawba Google Map

Directions to Catawba Nuclear Plant from the North:
  • Take I-85 south to I-77 south thru Charlotte.
  • Exit at Carowinds Blvd. Exit to the right; continue straight passing the entrance to Carowinds.
  • Go approx. 2 miles until you intersect with Hwy. 49 at traffic light.
  • Turn left on Hwy 49; Crown Gas Station should be on right when turning. Stay on Hwy 49 into S.C. thru Lake Wylie. At the traffic light, by Wendy’s, Burger King and Grocery Store Ctr. get in far left lane to continue on Hwy 49.
  • Hwy 49 will intersect with Hwy 274.
  • At North’s Grocery stay straight on Highway 274 (49 will go right). Within a few miles you will see a sign indicating Catawba Nuclear Station- Energy Quest to the left.
  • Turn left on Concord Rd, go to the first entrance (Inprocessing, Shipping and Receiving) for Vendor access. Upon approaching the security cross arm, vendor parking will be on the right.
Directions to Catawba Nuclear Plant from the South:
  • Take I-77 North to Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Exit on 82A Cherry Rd. then exit on Hwy 161. Continue west on Hwy 161 toward York.
  • At 2nd red light, turn right onto Mt. Gallant Rd. Go approx. 8 miles to traffic light at Hwy 274.
  • Turn right at traffic light onto Hwy 274 go approx. 5 miles.
  • The access road to Catawba will be on the right and is called Concord Rd.
  • Go to the first entrance (shipping and receiving). Upon approaching the security cross arm, vendor parking will be on the right.

Kings Mtn Google Map

Kings Mountain Training Center Physical Address
1040 Beason Creek Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Directions from Charlotte:

  • Take 85 South.
  • Take exit 10B to merge onto US-74 W/Andrew Jackson Hwy toward Kings Mountain/Shelby.
  • Take exit toward US-74 BUS/Moss Lake/Waco.
  • Turn left at Stony Point Rd.
  • Continue on Shelby Rd. Turn right at Vestibule Church Rd.
  • Turn left at Commerce Blvd.
  • Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.

Directions from Greenville/Spartanburg:

  • Take I-85 North.
  • Take Exit 5 for Dixon School Rd.
  • Turn left onto Dixon School Rd
  • Stay straight to go onto Kings Mountain Blvd
  • Turn left onto Shelby Rd/US-74 BUS
  • Turn left onto Vestibule Church Rd.
  • Take a left at Commerce Blvd.
  • Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.

Nearest Airport

Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT)  24 miles

Greenville/Spartanburg International (GSP) 79 miles

Preferred Places to Stay

Hotels near Catawba Google Map


Rock Hill

Best Western
1106 N. Anderson Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

Budget Motel
588 S.Anderson Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

Country Inn & Suites
865 Patriot Pkwy
Rock Hill, SC

Days Inn of York
1568 Alexander Love Hwy
York, SC

Economy Inn
840 Riverview Road
Rock Hill, SC

Executive Inn
Hwy. 21 Bypass
Rock Hill, SC

Hampton Inn
2111 Tabor Dr.
Rock Hill, SC

Holiday Inn/Carowinds
3560 Lakemont Blvd.
Fort Mill, SC

Howard Johnson’s
911 Riverview Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

1047 Riverview Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

Quality Inn & Suites
2625 Cherry Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

Regency Inn
1037 Riverview Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

Super 8 Motel
888 Riverview Rd.
Rock Hill, SC


Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA
940 Gold Hill Rd.
Fort Mill, SC

Lakeside Lodges & Campground
8332 Regent Pkwy
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Furnished Temporary Housing

The Lathaam Company
1420 Riverview Rd
Rock Hill, SC

Temporary Housing Unlimited
2121 Ebeneezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC


Hotels near Kings Mountain Training Facility

Shelby/Kings Mtn

Holiday Inn Express
100 Woodlake Pkwy
Kings Mountain, NC

Holiday Inn Express
2001 E. Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC

Value Place
1010 Sue Lane
Shelby, NC

Hampton Inn
2012 E. Marion St
Shelby, NC

Affordable Suites
920 Grove Street
Shelby, NC

America’s Best Value Inn
825 West Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC

Super 8
1716 E. Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC


Express Inn and Suites
1601 Bessemer City Rd
Gastonia, NC

Hampton Inn
802 Cecilia Alexander Fr.
Belmont, NC

Hampton Inn
1859 Remount Rd Gastonia, NC

Affordable Suites
1921 Bessemer City Rd
Gastonia, NC

America’s Best Value Inn
1721 Broadcast St
Gastonia, NC

American Motel
6834 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC

America’s Best Inn
1207 Broadcast St
Gastonia, NC

Super 8
502 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC


Cherokee of Blacksburg
140 Carroll Drive Blacksburg, SC

Kings Mtn State Park
1277 Park Road Blacksburg, SC

B & D Campground
736 Stoney Point Rd Kings Mountain, NC

The Best Campground of Charlotte NC
7800 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC

Lake Norman St Park
159 Inland Sea Dr. Troutman, NC



DUKE Covid Policy

by Eric Bartlett on 8/12/2021 02:53 PM


Date: August 9, 2021

To: Duke Energy Nuclear Outage Contractors

Subject: Duke Energy Nuclear Refuel Outage COVID-19 In-Processing Protocol for Contractors

Thank you for being a valued partner with Duke Energy. Please immediately share this communication with appropriate managers of your business supporting Duke Energy. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Supply Chain sourcing specialists.

Beginning August 23, 2021, a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result is required for all refueling outage and on-line contractors prior to entry into our King’s Mountain/Central In-Processing facility. Duke Energy will reimburse the contractor companies for the cost of the COVID-19 test up to a cap of $150 per contractor employee.

  • The COVID-19 test must occur within 7 days of arrival at the King’s Mountain/Central In-Processing
  • To be recognized, the provided test result must be an FDA/CDC approved PCR test. The PCR test is what the CDC considers the “gold standard” for COVID-19 tests. There are currently other types of tests available, but they are not as accurate as the PCR test at detecting a currently infected
  • The 7-day time period considers receipt of test results and travel time. During this 7-day time period it is important to practice good COVID-19 behaviors such as social distancing, wearing masks, and frequent hand This will help decrease the possibility of contracting the virus.
  • A COVID-19 vaccination will NOT be recognized as a substitute for a negative COVID-19 test
  • If specialty refueling outage in-processing is to occur on-location at a generation site, contact the general manager of Nuclear Corporate Operations to evaluate approach to COVID-19
  • All contractors are required to wear masks and maintain social distance as part of our COVID-19 safety protocols unless authorized by Duke Energy leadership with alternate controls. Social distance is defined as greater than 6 feet between individuals.

Given our goal to ensure the safety of our staff and contractor partners, we are requiring pre-arrival COVID-19 testing and post-arrival compliance with established COVID-19 safety protocols. By requiring a negative COVID- 19 test, our contractor partners join Duke Energy generation teammates virus-free. Once in-processed and at a site, we are confident in our COVID-19 protocols to protect against and mitigate virus spread.

We expect our contractors (Direct Contractors) to share this information with their management, and subcontractor management.


Matthew Palasek

Vice President Sourcing and Accounts Payable Duke Energy