Reactor Construction Photos Document Arrival of Massive Components at V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant

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Reactor Construction Photos Document Arrival of Massive Components at V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant

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South Carolina Electric and Gas continues to release photos showing the construction progress at V.C. Summer. Over the last six months, several large components have arrived on site as crews continue their work on the containment structures for the two new Westinghouse AP1000 reactors.
V.C. Summer nuclear plant components. Source: SCE&G

A ship carrying turbine components, the reactor pressure vessel and the RPV head arrived in late June. (All photos courtesy SCE&G.)

V.C. Summer nuclear plant components. Source: SCE&G

Turbine components transferred to a rail car on June 24.

V.C. Summer nuclear plant components. Source: SCE&G

The RPV offloaded from the ship June 25.

V.C. Summer nuclear plant components. Source: SCE&G

The RPV arriving at the construction site June 30 via a Schnabel rail car.

V.C. Summer nuclear plant components. Source: SCE&G

A 300-ton, 148-foot-long deaerator manufactured in South Korea was transported by ship and barge, then delivered to the site by a pusher-puller truck, as it was too long to move by train.

V.C. Summer nuclear plant components. Source: SCE&G

The containment vessel bottom head for unit 2 is lifted into place May 22.

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  • So cool to see this!

  • I work on unit 1 next door.  We see that blue crane everyday

  • Pretty Awesome to know that I was a part of this!!! If the opportunity opens for me to go back, and if I am in between jobs, then I will more than likely go back!!

  • Manufactured in South Korea?   What has become of the US  industrial giant ?

  • Built in South Korea - Assembled in U.S.

  • Yes, we have waited 30 years to build power plants for this country. Look at how far we have slid backwards in the world view while we let idiots stop the cleanest safest power we have

    . George Wood