CAYCE, S.C., Jan. 11, 2017
CAYCE, S.C., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), and V.C. Summer Nuclear Station co-owner, Santee Cooper, placed on Jan. 10 the first steam generator at a Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear plant in the U.S.
The steam generator weighs approximately 1.5 million pounds, measures 20 feet in diameter, and is more than 80 feet long. It is one of two steam generators required for V.C. Summer Unit 2, which is currently under construction. Steam generators transfer heat from the reactor to convert water into steam.
One of the world's largest cranes, a heavy lift derrick that stands approximately 560-feet tall, was used to lift and set the large component. To see this nuclear construction milestone and more, visit SCANA Corporation's nuclear development page at www.scana.com/investors/nuclear-development.
When the steam generator arrived from South Korea at the Port of Charleston, it went on record as one of the heaviest energy project shipments for the South Carolina Ports Authority. Careful coordination among many highly skilled experts was required to offload the steam generator from a cargo ship onto a specialty railcar designed to transport heavy, oversized loads.
SCE&G and Santee Cooper are building two 1,117-megawatt Westinghouse AP1000 reactors in Fairfield County, S.C. Westinghouse is the contractor, and Fluor is the construction manager. Progress toward a clean, reliable energy future continues. Once the two units are complete, SCE&G anticipates that more than 60 percent of its generation will be non-emitting.
SCE&G is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 707,000 customers in South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 353,000 customers throughout the state. More information about SCE&G is available at www.sceg.com.
SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Cayce, S.C., is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. The company serves approximately 707,000 electric customers in South Carolina and approximately 1.3 million natural gas customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available at www.scana.com.
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SOURCE SCANA Corporation