First concrete pour begins at Summer nuclear unit

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South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), a subsidiary of SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG), placed the nuclear island basemat on March 11 for V.C. Summer Unit 2 in South Carolina.

The basemat provides a foundation for the containment and auxiliary buildings that are within the nuclear island.

The two, 1,117 MW units are expected to add 600 to 800 permanent jobs and will begin operations in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Westinghouse, the company building the two AP1000 reactors for the Summer plant, said in a statement that the concrete pour for the AP1000 reactors is a major milestone.

“As we mark this key accomplishment at V.C. Summer, we continue significant progress on site on the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant, as well as operator training for this next generation of nuclear plants,” said Danny Roderick, president and CEO of Westinghouse.

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