11:38 uur 13-01-2017

Westinghouse plaatst eerste stoomgenerator voor Reactor 2 van V.C. Summer

JENKINSVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt een belangrijke mijlpaal voor de AP1000-kerncentrale V.C. Summer te hebben bereikt. Het bedrijf plaatste de eerste stoomgenerator voor Reactor 2. De stoomgenerator, inclusief de integrale omkadering van de reactorkoelpompen, weegt meer dan 600 metrische ton, is ongeveer 24 meter lang en heeft een diameter van zes meter. Het onderdeel is op 10 januari geplaatst op het kerneiland van Reactor 2.

“De stoomgenerator is het op één na grootste stoomdistributiesysteem dat in Reactor 2 van V.C. Summer wordt geïnstalleerd, nadat eind augustus het reactorvat is geplaatst”, zei Jeff Benjamin, senior vicepresident van Westinghouse en verantwoordelijk voor nieuwe kerncentrales en grote projecten. “Nu we dit hebben bereikt, staat de weg open voor het aanleggen van pijpleidingen voor reactorkoelvloeistof.”


Westinghouse Sets First Steam Generator at V.C. Summer Unit 2


JENKINSVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the completion of a key delivery milestone at the V.C. Summer AP1000 ® plant site, with placement of the first steam generator for Unit 2. The steam generator, including the integral reactor coolant pump casings, weighs more than 600 metric tons and is approximately 24 meters long and six meters in diameter. It was set in the Unit 2 nuclear island on Jan. 10.

“The steam generator is the second major nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) component to be installed at V.C. Summer Unit 2, following placement of the reactor vessel at the end of August,” said Jeff Benjamin, Westinghouse senior vice president, New Plants and Major Projects. “This achievement opens up the reactor coolant loop piping work front and marks a significant milestone in the overall delivery of the plant.”

The AP1000 plant steam generators, which transfer heat from the reactor vessel to create the steam that drives the plant’s turbine generator, are based on a proven design with multiple enhancements. The enhancements include material and design features – such as improved anti-vibration bars and a primary-side channel head that provides easy access for robotic tooling – to improve plant performance and maintenance.

Westinghouse is constructing the two AP1000 units at the V.C. Summer site for South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. Two units also are being delivered at Georgia Power Company’s Vogtle 3&4 site in Waynesboro, Ga. Meanwhile, the world’s first four AP1000 units are nearing completion at the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China, with commissioning tests underway for the lead units at each site.

To learn more about Westinghouse Electric Company, a Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions company, and our vision to be the first to innovate the next technology, practice or solution that helps our customers generate safer, cleaner, more reliable energy visit www.westinghousenuclear.com.


Westinghouse Electric Company
Sarah Cassella
Manager, External Communications

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