South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, placed on Dec. 16 the 2.4-million pound CA01 module that will house steam generators and other components for V.C. Summer Unit 3, which is one of two reactors being built in Fairfield County, S.C.
The CA01 module is a multi-compartment steel structure within the Unit 3 containment vessel. It is approximately 90 feet long, 95 feet wide, and 80 feet high. Considered a super module because it is too large to transport by road or rail, CA01 was assembled on the construction site in a 12-story Module Assembly Building. One of the world's largest cranes, a heavy lift derrick that stands approximately 560-feet tall, was used to lift and set the massive module.
SCE&G and co-owner Santee Cooper are building two 1,117-megawatt Westinghouse AP1000 reactors. Westinghouse is the contractor, and Fluor is the construction manager. Progress toward a clean, reliable energy future continues. Once the two units are complete, SCE&G will have one of the most balanced energy portfolios in the country. SCE&G anticipates that more than 60 percent of their generation will be non-emitting.
Date: Dec 19, 2016