Vogtle 3 is a 1,250MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Alvin W Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Georgia, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Mar, 2013. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Mar, 2023. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Jul, 2023. Buy the profile here.

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Vogtle 3 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor developed by Bechtel, The Shaw Group and Westinghouse Electric, are the main contractors for the project.

The 1,250MW reactor is operated by Southern Nuclear Operating. Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 45.7%, 30%, 22.7% and 1.6% respectively.

Vogtle 3 is a type of PWR reactor. It features 157 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Mar, 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Jul, 2023.

Contractors involved

GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Westinghouse Electric was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Westinghouse Electric. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Doosan Enerbility. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Carbon Steel. The civil works were carried out by Bechtel, Fluor Corp and Southern Company Services.

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About Bechtel

Bechtel Corp (Bechtel) is a provider of engineering, construction, and project management services. It offers services such as construction, master planning, tunneling, finance, engineering, procurement, sustainability solutions, and feasibility studies. Bechtel also carries out project and program management, testing and commissioning, startup and operations, technology licensing and consulting, and financing and equity investments. It provides these services to energy, transportation, infrastructure, communications, mining and metals, oil and gas, chemicals, water, defense and nuclear, and government sectors. The company operates through its subsidiaries and regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bechtel is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, the US.

About The Shaw Group

Shaw Group (or the company) is a vertically integrated provider of engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, technology, pipe fabrication and consulting services to the energy and chemical industries. The company primarily operates in the US. It is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and employs approximately 27,000 people, including part-time and temporary workers.rnThe company recorded revenues of $5,937.7 million during the financial year ended August 2011 (FY2011), a decrease of 15% compared to FY2010. The operating loss of the company was $125.3 million in FY2011, compared to operating profit of $281.2 million in FY2010. The net loss was $175 million in FY2011, compared to a net profit of $82 million in FY2010.rn

About Westinghouse Electric

Westinghouse Electric Co LLC (Westinghouse) a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, is a nuclear energy company. It offers nuclear plant products, technologies, nuclear fuel, plant design and related services to utilities across the world. The company carries out development, licensing, detailed engineering, project management, component manufacturing and offers startup support for new nuclear plants. It provides a comprehensive range of nuclear fuel and operating plant products and services; and decontamination and decommissioning, and waste management services. It operates through regional offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Westinghouse is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, the US.

This content was updated on 1 January 1970

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