2016-04-20 / News

First reactor coolant pump delivered

Monday the Georgia Power Company announced the latest milestone in the construction of the expansion of Plant Vogtle – the delivery of the first reactor coolant pump for the project. Arriving via truck from Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, the reactor coolant pump is also the first to be delivered to any U.S. AP1000 construction project. The pump weighs 187.5 tons, or 375,000 pounds, and is a critical component of the AP1000 design as it circulates hot primary-circuit water within the reactor. There are four reactor coolant pumps needed for each unit.

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