Vogtle’s heaviest component to date moved into place | The Augusta Chronicle

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Jun

Vogtle’s heaviest component to date moved into place | The Augusta Chronicle

A 900-ton containment vessel bottom head for a new Plant Vogtle reactor was moved into place during the weekend.

The containment vessel bottom head for Plant Vogtle’s new Unit 3 reactor was moved into place during the weekend. The component, weighing 900 tons, was moved with a heavy lift derrick.

The component was assembled from 58 steel plates made in Japan and shipped to the Burke County site over months.

Its placement into its “cradle” in the Unit 3 nuclear island represents the heaviest lift to date at the construction site, according to Georgia Power Co. officials.

The bottom head is about 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide and was assembled by Chicago Bridge & Iron before being moved into position by a heavy lift derrick.

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