South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) and its project partners placed a 2.4-million pound CA01 module at the V.C. Summer Unit 2 site in South Carolina.
On July 23, 2015, workers placed the module that will house a number of major components in the first of two new nuclear plants at the plant site. The module is a multi-compartment steel structure within the containment vessel. It is approximately 90 feet long, 95 feet wide, and 80 feet high. The CA01 was assembled on-site in a 12-story Module Assembly Building. One of the world’s largest cranes, a heavy lift derrick that stands approximately 560-feet tall, was used to lift the module.
Approximately 3,500 CB&I (NYSE: CBI) and Westinghouse personnel and subcontractors are employed on the site. The two, 1,117-MW are under construction. Unit 2 is expected to be completed by June 2019, and Unit 3 by June 2020. Unit 1 has been operating for more than 30 years.
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