Control room operators removed Entergy’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant in St. Charles Parish from service Sunday to begin refueling.

The company said an additional 1,100 workers will work on the refueling and other projects, estimated at $37.1 million.

Work will be completed by more than 600 Waterford 3 full-time employees and supported by Entergy employees from its other nuclear plants and contract workers, including pipefitters, millwrights, ironworkers, carpenters, boilermakers, electricians, laborers, valve technicians, engineers, operating engineers and radiation protection technicians.