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Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are the first nuclear plants to be built in the United States in 30 years. The photo gallery highlights the progress of the construction through pictures. You can search the gallery by category or keyword. You may also click on an image to enlarge or download. Please bookmark this page for future access, and revisit regularly as photos will be added on an ongoing basis.

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December 2016

An aerial view of the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction site. An aerial view looking inside Vogtle Unit 3 containment. An aerial view of the Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear island and turbine building. An aerial view of the Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear island and turbine building. An aerial view looking inside Vogtle Unit 4 containment. An aerial view of the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction site. Using the heavy lift derrick, the 2.4-million-pound Vogtle Unit 3 middle ring is placed inside the nuclear island. The 2.4-million-pound Vogtle Unit 3 middle ring is placed inside the nuclear island. The 2.4-million-pound Vogtle Unit 3 middle ring is placed inside the nuclear island. A welder works inside the Vogtle 3 and 4 Modular Assembly Building. Construction of the Communications Support Center for Vogtle units 1-4. A look inside the Vogtle Unit 3 containment vessel. Workers inside the Vogtle Unit 3 containment vessel. The top of the Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is visible looking down inside containment. A look inside the Vogtle Unit 4 containment vessel. Looking up inside the Vogtle Unit 3 cooling tower. Weighing more than 2 million pounds, the Vogtle Unit 4 CA01 module is placed inside the nuclear island. Weighing more than 2 million pounds, the Vogtle Unit 4 CA01 module is placed inside the nuclear island. Weighing more than 2 million pounds, the Vogtle Unit 4 CA01 module is placed inside the nuclear island. In one of the most significant milestones to date, the Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is placed inside the nuclear island. The 306-ton Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is placed inside the nuclear island. The 306-ton Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is placed inside the nuclear island. The 306-ton Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is placed inside the nuclear island. A welder works inside the Vogtle 3 and 4 Modular Assembly Building.

November 2016

South wall removed from Module Assembly Building in preparation for Unit 4 CA01 placement Pre-fabricated concrete floor panel assembly area south of the MAB Unit 4 CA01 inside the Module Assembly Building Integrated Head Package inside the Module Assembly Building Workers assemble scaffolding around the integrated head package in the Module Assembly Building Unit 4 CA02 is assembled inside the MAB Ironworkers installing rebar on the Unit 3 Turbine Island First Bay walls Ironworkers discussing rebar installation for the Unit 3 Auxiliary Building floors in Area 2 at the 100’ elevation Unit 3 Annex Building Battery Room construction Unit 3 Annex Building Area 3 Unit 3 Annex Building Wall 3 form work installation by carpenters in preparation for concrete placement to El. 117’ Safety is the top priority on the Vogtle 3 and 4 project Unit 3 Annex building Unit 4 Unit 3 Unit 4 annex building foundation work Unit 4 nuclear island and beginning of the annex building CA04 and CA05 inside the Unit 4 containment vessel Unit 4 turbine building Unit 4 circulating water pipe Unit 3 Nuclear Island and annex building Unit 3 Annex building Unit 3 containment east side Unit 3 fuel Transfer canal section of CA01 in containment Unit 3 reactor vessel cavity and Unit 3 turbine building in the background One of two Moisture Seperator Reheaters. Both were recently installed in the Unit 3 turbine building Unit 3 turbine building Unit 3 turbine building - moisture separator reheater and feed water heaters A look at Unit 3 annex building (left) and containment (right) from the turbine building A view from EL 196' in the Unit 3 turbine building - Deaerator to right, Turbine Deck below Unit 4 tranformer pads and enclosures A Unit 4 CA03 module sits on the upender in preparation for upending at the pad Unit 4 Reactor Vessel Unit 3 Reactor Vessel is prepared for placement in late November
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