Third Quarter Progress Video of V.C. Summer nuclear plant expansion project

A new video released by SCE&G and co-owner Santee Cooper highlights third quarter progress at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant expansion project in Fairfield County, S.C., where contractor Westinghouse and construction manager Fluor are building two 1,117-megawatt AP1000 nuclear reactors with the industry of 4,000 construction workers and management staff who are on site daily.

The highlights include placement of the 250-ton CA03 super module and the CA02 super module in the Unit 2 Containment Vessel.

About 70 percent of the people in the state of South Carolina rely on SCE&G and Santee Cooper for the electricity they use every day, the companies estimate. Once the two new reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant are up and running, SCE&G anticipates more than 60 percent of its electricity generated will be “non-emitting.”

The four-minute video features heavy lifts of major components, including the “history-making” lift of the 305-ton reactor vessel, which is the first such placement to take place in the United States in more than 30 years.

Enjoy the clip:

How will the two new AP1000 nuclear reactors be maintained from a work control and work force management and safety be accomplished? The answer is, CHAMPS Software, Inc.’s Enterprise Asset Management software solution. CHAMPS and V.C. Summer station has been working together to provide world class plant maintenance and workforce safety for over 40 years and will continue into the foreseeable future.

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