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Basemat concrete placed at Vogtle nuclear power site

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Georgia Power placed the basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island of Unit 4 at Plant Vogtle.

The Unit 4 nuclear island has been fully formed and backfilled to grade elevation. The containment vessel bottom head and CR10 cradle are completed and will be placed on the nuclear island once the concrete has cured. The Unit 4 turbine building foundation has also been completed.

“This has been an exciting month for Westinghouse; our consortium partner, CB&I; and our customers, as we successfully completed the basemat nuclear concrete placement for the second AP1000 units at both the V.C. Summer and Vogtle nuclear sites,” said Jeff Benjamin, Westinghouse Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President. “This milestone has now been achieved at all eight of the AP1000 units we are delivering to our customers globally.”

Georgia Power and the other co-owners are building two new 1,100 MW reactors at Plant Vogtle using the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology. The units are expected to be online in 2016 and 2017.

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