Video Presents Third Quarter Progress At V.C. Summer

A new video released by SCE&G and co-owner Santee Cooper highlights third quarter progress at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant expansion project in Fairfield County, S.C., where contractor Westinghouse and construction manager Fluor are building two 1,117-megawatt AP1000 nuclear reactors with the industry of 4,000 construction workers and management staff who are on site daily.

VC Summer The highlights include placement of the 250-ton CA03 supermodule and the CA02 supermodule in the Unit 2 Containment Vessel.

About 70 percent of the people in the state of South Carolina rely on SCE&G and Santee Cooper for the electricity they use every day, the companies estimate. Once the two new reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant are up and running, SCE&G anticipates more than 60 percent of its electricity generated will be "non-emitting."

The four-minute video features heavy lifts of major components, including the "history-making" lift of the 305-ton reactor vessel, which is the first such placement to take place in the United States in more than 30 years. 

Enjoy the clip: