Plant Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Project Reaches Latest Milestone

Plant Vogtle CA05 module

Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), placed the CA05 module for Unit 4 at the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project in Georgia.

The module, which is nearly 27-feet high and weighs 90 tons, or 180,000 pounds, is housed within the Unit 4 containment building. The CA05 module is comprised of eight reinforced steel plates which are welded together and will be filled with concrete to provide structural support for the reactor containment building. In addition, the walls of the CA05 will also separate various rooms in containment.

Other recently completed milestones include the placement of the KBO4 module in the Unit 4 auxiliary building. KBO4 is designed to process and discharge waste gas, and was the first mechanical module to be installed in the Unit 4 nuclear island. Workers also completed the placement of 230 cubic yards of concrete within the Unit 3 nuclear island.

Units 3 and 4 are set to begin operations in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

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