Bechtel reaches construction milestone at $25B Georgia nuclear plant

Dive Brief:

  • Bechtel obtained a key design milestone at the Vogtle Electric powered Producing Plant close to Waynesboro, Ga, this week when it established into put a passive containment cooling drinking water tank. This, according to Bechtel, is the past key carry at the two-device nuclear electrical power plant, which is operated by Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co.
  • Brian Reilly, project director for Bechtel, reported setting the tank in put signifies the topping out of Unit 4’s shield creating. The passive containment cooling drinking water tank steps 35 ft tall and has an eighty five-foot outer diameter. The tank module, which includes outfitting and rigging, weighs 360 tons.
  • The Vogtle plants’ Units 3 and 4 are the only two nuclear electrical power crops under design in the U.S. Bechtel reported it has experienced additional than seven,000 employees on the jobsite, which, counting the long lasting positions that have
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