Unit 4 Core Make-Up Tanks, Steam Generator A arrive at Vogtle expansion
Latest deliveries highlight 24,800+ tons of equipment received through Port of Savannah

ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the most recent international delivery to the Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro – the two core make-up tanks for Unit 4. The core make-up tanks, each weighing 149 tons, were fabricated and shipped from Italy, arrived through the Port of Savannah and transported to the site via train. Additionally, the 672-ton Unit 4 Steam Generator A recently reached the Vogtle site following a journey from South Korea to the Port of Savannah.   

Two core make-up tanks, each weighing 149 tons, for Unit 4 at the nuclear expansion site are the latest international shipments to arrive through the Port of Savannah. Since May 2014, the Port of Savannah has processed more than 24,800 tons of equipment and components for the project.

"The global supply chain in place continues to bring components and equipment safely to the Vogtle expansion site from countries including South Korea, Italy and Japan," said Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development for Georgia Power. "In addition to the more than 5,000 construction workers at the site, the diligence of workers at the Port of Savannah and all along the route in ensuring safe and proper handling of this equipment is helping drive the success of this historic project."

Since May 2014, the Port of Savannah has processed more than 24,800 tons of equipment and components for Vogtle Units 3 and 4. Just as the Vogtle nuclear expansion will meet the energy needs of a growing Georgia for more than 60 years, the Port of Savannah is helping meet the international logistics needs of the project. In fact, the Georgia Ports Authority recently announced that its Fiscal Year 2015 was a record year for the amount of cargo moving through the state's ports.

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 Vogtle units already in operation, Plant Vogtle is expected to generate more electricity than any U.S. nuclear facility, enough to power more than one million homes and businesses.

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.

About Georgia Power 
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity.  Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.  Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).

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