First U.S. AP1000 "turbine tabletop" safely completed at Vogtle nuclear expansion
ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the latest construction achievement in the expansion of Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia – the recently completed 15-hour continuous concrete pour for the Unit 3 "turbine tabletop." The milestone marks the first turbine tabletop placement for a U.S. AP1000 new nuclear project.
The turbine tabletop is comprised of approximately 2,400 cubic yards, or 250 individual concrete trucks, of self-consolidating concrete measuring 10 feet-thick. The tabletop serves as a pedestal for the Unit 3 generator and turbines and is designed to support the weight of the heavy components.
Watch the Action
Click here to watch a time-lapse video of the 15-hour Unit 3 turbine tabletop concrete placement on Georgia Power's YouTube channel.
What Vogtle Means to Georgia
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. Once units 3 and 4 join the existing two Vogtle units already in operation, Plant Vogtle is expected to generate more electricity than any other U.S. nuclear facility, enough to power more than one million homes and businesses. Southern Nuclear is overseeing construction and will operate the new units on behalf of Georgia Power, which owns 45.7 percent of the facility, and co-owners Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities.
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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