The final major lifts inside the containment vessels for Georgia Power’s Vogtle 3 & 4 project are now complete following the placement of the Unit 4 containment vessel top head earlier today.
The containment vessel is a high-integrity steel structure that houses critical plant components. The top head is 130 feet in diameter, 37 feet tall, and weighs nearly 1.5 million pounds, more than two fully-loaded jumbo jets. It’s comprised of 58 large plates, welded together, each more than an inch and a half thick.
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