Several key milestones at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia, have been completed recently, including the placement of the middle containment vessel ring for Unit 4. The containment ring is part of the structure that houses the reactor vessel.
Weighing more than a jumbo jet, the 2.4 million-pound, 51-foot tall containment vessel ring consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was fabricated on site. The middle ring is the second of three containment vessel rings to be set for Unit 4.
The Vogtle 3 & 4 workforce continues to grow as more than 400 craft workers, mostly pipefitters and electricians, joined the project in June. The project has reached an all-time high with approximately 8,000 workers now currently on site. With more than 800 permanent jobs available once the units begin operating. Vogtle 3 & 4 is currently the largest jobs-producing construction project in the state of Georgia.
Follow the progress being made at the site with the latest photos at www.georgiapower.com/nuclear.