Last week Georgia Power announced the installation of the nuclear reactor vessel inside Plant Vogtle’s Unit 4. Standing 35 feet tall and weighing 306 tons, the reactor vessel functions as a heat source via the nuclear fission process to create the steam that produces electricity.
The vessel was fabricated by Doosan Heavy Industries in South Korea and was shipped through the port of Savannah and arrived on site via train on a specialized rail car. The operation to lift it into place was used by one of the largest cranes in the word.
Click here to view the time-lapse video of the placement, which took around six hours.