ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that the fourth and final 1.3 million-pound steam generator has arrived at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site from South Korea. The steam generator for Unit 4 arrived through the Port of Savannah and traveled to the construction site near Waynesboro, Ga. via train.
Each new AP1000 unit at Plant Vogtle requires two steam generators. Steam generators, measuring more than 80 feet long, are heat exchangers used to convert water into steam using the heat produced in a nuclear reactor core.
Watch the Action
Click here to watch a time-lapse video of the arrival of the final 1.3 million-pound steam generator to the Vogtle expansion site on Georgia Power's YouTube channel.
What Vogtle Means to Georgia
The expansion at Plant Vogtle is part of Georgia Power's long-term, strategic plan for providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy for Georgians. Once units 3 and 4 join the existing two Vogtle units already in operation, Plant Vogtle is expected to generate more electricity than any other U.S. nuclear facility, enough to power more than one million homes and businesses. Southern Nuclear is overseeing construction and will operate the new units on behalf of Georgia Power, which owns 45.7 percent of the facility, and co-owners Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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