Georgia Power placed eight new shield building panels at Unit 3 of Plant Vogtle. This follows the placement of the initial six panels on Unit 3 in August 2015.
The shield building is comprised of more than 160 individual steel panels that encapsulates the containment vessel. Each individual panel can weigh 10 tons or more and be filled with concrete. Once fully assembled, the shield building will provide structural support of the containment cooling water supply.
The two reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle are now 60 percent complete, according to contractual milestones. Previous milestones include the placement of the 1,140-ton CA01 module for Unit 3, the placement of the 950-ton lower ring for Unit 4 and more than 26,000 total cubic yards of concrete.
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