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Plant Vogtle new nuclear units celebrates a year of construction

Georgia Power, Westinghouse and CB&I (NYSE: CBI) celebrated a year of progress at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia.
Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), started construction on the two, 1,100-MW Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors on Dec. 11, 2013. In addition to the near completion of the Unit 3 cooling tower, other Unit 3 milestones include the placement of the CA20 module and the CA05 structural module. Unit 4’s progress during 2014 includes the placement of the containment vessel bottom head and the CR10 module.
The new units are expected to begin commercial operations by 2017 and 2018.
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