Oconee

Site Information

Oconee Nuclear Station includes three PWR units located in Seneca, SC, 35 miles west of Greenville, SC.

The site is owned and operated by Duke Energy. The units were put into service in 1973 and 1974 and generate 2,568 MW.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Jim Petty
864-873-3033

Recruiter: Terrence Ball
800-225-0385 X1258, terrence.ball@bhienergy.com

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

7812 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Oconee Google Map

 

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 Airports

Greenville Spartanburg International  (GSP) 52 miles

Preferred Places to Stay

Hotels near Oconee Google Map

 

Seneca

​Best Way Inn
320 ByPass 123
Seneca, SC 29678
864-882-3376

Best Western Executive Inn
511 By Pass 123
Seneca, SC 29678
864-886-9646

Jameson Inn
226 Hi-Tech Road
Seneca, SC 29678
864-888-8300

Seneca-Days Inn
11015 North Radio
Station Rd
Seneca, SC 29678
864-885-0710

Clemson

Comfort Inn
1305 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-653-3600

Hampton Inn
851 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-653-7744

Sleep Inn
1303 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-653-6000

Holiday Inn Express
1381 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-9410

Hotels near Kings Mountain Training Facility

Shelby/Kings MtnHoliday Inn Express
100 Woodlake Pkwy
Kings Mountain, NC
704-734-0014Holiday Inn Express
2001 E. Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC
704-480-0881

Value Place
1010 Sue Lane
Shelby, NC
704-487-1001

Hampton Inn
2012 E. Marion St
Shelby, NC
704-482-5666

Affordable Suites
920 Grove Street
Shelby, NC
704-471-0441

America’s Best Value Inn
825 West Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC
704-482-3821

Super 8
1716 E. Dixon Blvd.
Shelby, NC
704-484-2101

Gastonia/BelmontExpress Inn and Suites
1601 Bessemer City Rd
Gastonia, NC
843-446-1188Hampton Inn
802 Cecilia Alexander Fr.
Belmont, NC
800-426-7866
704-825-6100

Hampton Inn
1859 Remount Rd Gastonia, NC
704-866-9090

Affordable Suites
1921 Bessemer City Rd
Gastonia, NC
704-853-0045

America’s Best Value Inn
1721 Broadcast St
Gastonia, NC
704-868-4900

American Motel
6834 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC
877-574-2464
704-868-2000

America’s Best Inn
1207 Broadcast St
Gastonia, NC
704-868-4900

Super 8
502 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
704-867-3846

RV/CampgroundsCherokee of Blacksburg
140 Carroll Drive Blacksburg, SC
864-839-4001Kings Mtn State Park
1277 Park Road Blacksburg, SC
802-222-3209

B & D Campground
736 Stoney Point Rd Kings Mountain, NC
704-739-2958
704-418-0669

The Best Campground of Charlotte NC
7800 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC
704-399-3251

Lake Norman St Park
159 Inland Sea Dr. Troutman, NC
704-528-6350

August
12

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.

Sincerely,

Matthew Palasek

Vice President Sourcing and Accounts Payable Duke Energy