15:29 | 31.08.2017
Westinghouse Applauds Recommendation to Continue Vogtle AP1000 Nuclear Plant Units
Electric Company is pleased to learn of Georgia Power’s
recommendation to the Georgia Public Service Commission to support
completion of the two Westinghouse AP1000®
nuclear power plant units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle
in Waynesboro, Georgia, USA.
“We are very pleased with Georgia Power’s decision to recommend the
continued construction of Vogtle 3 & 4, and are honored to have the
opportunity to move forward with our Vogtle customers,” said José E.
Gutiérrez, president and chief executive officer of Westinghouse. “These
units will continue to provide employment for thousands of workers as we
help to bring safe, clean, affordable nuclear energy to the citizens of
Georgia. Georgia Power’s continued confidence in the AP1000 plant
technology strengthens their energy offerings and nuclear energy’s role
in America’s infrastructure.”
The many benefits of the AP1000 plant, arguably the industry’s leading
Gen III+ nuclear power plant, includes passive safety design features
and the use of modular construction techniques. The plant’s design has a
strong licensing pedigree, with approval by nuclear regulatory
authorities in the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Work is
nearing successful completion on the world’s first four AP1000 units at
the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China.
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