Second containment vessel ring placed at Vogtle Unit 3

Source: Georgia Power

Georgia Power announced the completion of another construction milestone at the Nuclear Power Plant Vogtle expansion project – the placement of the second, or middle, containment vessel ring for Unit 3.

Georgia Power announced the completion of another construction milestone at the Nuclear Power Plant Vogtle expansion project – the placement of the second, or middle, containment vessel ring for Unit 3. The ring placement continues a series of major lifts performed in recent weeks, which has also included the setting of both the 612,000-pound Unit 3 reactor vessel and 2-million pound Unit 4 CA01 module. 

The 2.4 million-pound, 51-foot tall containment vessel ring consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was fabricated on site. The ring was lifted into place by the heavy lift derrick and is the second of three containment vessel rings to be set for Unit 3. 

The expansion at Plant Vogtle is part of Georgia Power's long-term, strategic plan for providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy for Georgians well into the future. Once Units 3 and 4 join the existing two units already in operation, Plant Vogtle is expected to generate more electricity than any current U.S. nuclear facility, enough to power more than one million homes and businesses in Georgia.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is overseeing construction and will operate the two new 1,100-megawatt AP1000 units for Georgia Power and co-owners Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities. Georgia Power owns 45.7 percent of the new units.

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