Westinghouse delivers reactor vessel components to Vogtle Electric plants

Westinghouse Electric Company delivered 200 tons of reactor vessel components to the site of two nuclear power plants being built in Waynesboro, Georgia, on April 28, the company announced Tuesday.

The reactor vessels were shipped to the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant from the Westinghouse Nuclear Components Manufacturing facility in Newington, New Hampshire. They were transported on two shipping skids containing the components for the upper and lower reactor internals. The primary functions of the reactor vessels are to support and stabilize the core within the reactor vessel, provide the path for coolant flow and guide movement of the control rods.

The flawlessly executed shipment was done via the ports of Portsmouth and Savannah and land routes to and from the ports.

Westinghouse Senior Vice President for New Plants and Major Projects Jeff Benjamin said the reactor vessel components reflect the company’s commitment to the safe, quality construction of the new units for Vogtle.

“This milestone was achieved through the manufacturing capabilities of our Newington team and the detailed planning and logistics expertise that enable Westinghouse to move material of this size and weight,” he said.

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