Scana: New Summer Reactors On Budget While Some Milestones Behind Schedule

Scana and its South Carolina Electric and Gas subsidiary continue to make headway in building two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant, reporting to state regulators that the project is on budget but has seen some milestones drop behind schedule.

Project spending through the end of this year is anticipated to come in $173 million below the approved cost schedule, Power Engineering Magazine reported. In a quarterly report to the South Carolina Public Service Commission, Scana said total cost estimates are unchanged for its 55 percent stake in the $9.8 billion project.  

The two Westinghouse AP1000 units built by Chicago Bridge & Iron are scheduled to come online in 2017 and 2018. Crews recently poured the basemat of unit 2, and more than half of the concrete for its turbine building basement walls has also been poured. Nonetheless, the PSC report noted that 34 project milestones have been delayed from one to 13 months, with another 15 milestones accelerated to keep the project on track.

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