Fuel loading on the Vogtle-3 is scheduled for October 2022
AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 05.09.2022
Fuel loading into the reactor core of the Vogtle-3 unit with the AP-1000 reactor is scheduled for October 2022, Georgia Power reported.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a permit to load fuel in August 2022.
The company also reported that in the first half of 2022, it spent more than $500 million on the construction of units No. 3/4 of the Vogtle NPP.
The total cost of the construction of the two units is known only according to unofficial estimates and exceeds $30 billion.
The construction of Vogtle-3 started on March 12, 2013. The electrical capacity of the unit is 1117 MWe. This is the first AP-1000 reactor unit in the USA. Previously, four units with such reactors were built and put into operation in China.
This is the first time that a power unit with this type of reactor has been issued a construction licence in the European Union.
Construction of first CAP-1000 is started.
A total of 70 reports by Russian participants were presented at the conference.
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First concrete ceremony has taken place at Xudapu NPP Unit 4 constructed under the Russian VVER-1200 design. The construction has reached its active phase. Xudapu NPP Unit 3 is also in the active stage of construction.
FR22 concluded its work