USA – Vogtle milestonesThe official start of construction at Vogtle 3 and 4 has drawn nearer with permission for a change in the concrete to be used, while Chinese engineers have agreed to share their experience of AP1000 construction.
The new Westinghouse AP1000 reactors are being built in the US state of Georgia by Southern Company and four other firms that own stakes in the existing two-unit plant. Building two more units simultaneously, the companies have set up module assembly areas and the world’s largest heavy-lift derrick crane to move the components into place.
Welding work on Vogtle 3′s containment vessel, one of many components being prepared. The unit’s condensers are already on site and the reactor pressure vessel will arrive in early 2013 (Image: Southern Company)http://energyandnuclear.com/2012/10/27/usa-vogtle-milestones/