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Start-up of new nuclear units of Vogtle NPP shifted by 18 months

AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 03.02.2015

The timing of the commissioning of the third and fourth units of the Vogtle nuclear plant in the USA with AP-1000 reactor has moved to 18 months.

Under the new schedules, the third unit will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2019, and the fourth a year later.

A notification from the Georgia Power and Southern Company has sent to the SEC on January 29, 2015. The letter does not state the reasons for the postponement of the launch.

It is reported that the new graphics introduced by the general contractor, the consortium of Westinghouse and CB&I/Stone and Webster.

The Georgia Power noted that it disagreed with any changes in the timing of the start and does not consider that the revised schedules reflect all efforts that could be applied to reduce delays.

Topics: NPP, USA, AP-1000

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