Nuclear reactor vessel cavity placed at Plant Vogtle Unit 3


Georgia Power placed the CA-04 module, or the reactor vessel cavity, in the Unit 3 nuclear island at Plant Vogtle on Dec. 4.

The module will house the Unit 3 reactor vessel and is comprised of five sub-modules. It weighs approximately 64,000 pounds and is 27 feet tall and 21 feet wide. It was lifted into place using a 560-foot tall heavy lift derrick.

Georgia Power owns 45.7 percent of units 3 and 4, while Oglethorpe Power Corp., the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities own the remaining share in the reactors. Both units will use 1,100 MW Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors and are expected to be completed by 2017 and 2018.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...