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The roof of the Vogtle unit 3 shield building - a unique feature of the AP1000 reactor design for Vogtle 3 and 4 - has been set into place at the nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia. Georgia Power has also held the first emergency preparedness drill for the new nuclear units.

Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Roof-placed-over-first-Vogtle-unit

Major systems testing is now underway at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear plant expansion project, the utility announced in a statement, 25 November.

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsopen-vessel-testing-begins-at-vogtle-4-7527458

Work on the two-unit Vogtle nuclear station construction project in the US state of Georgia is on schedule to meet revised targets of commercial operation in November 2021 and November 2022, Stephen Kuczynski, president of Southern Nuclear, said.

Mr Kuczynski told a Public Service Commission hearing on Tuesday that he is optimistic the project will be completed on time.

“We continue to work to our aggressive schedule. We feel that is still achievable,” Mr Kuczynski said. “It is a challenge, but achievable.”

Both units were supposed to be up and running by now, but Georgia Power and state regulators agreed to a new deadline, to have Unit 3 in operation in November 2021, and Unit 4 in November 2022.

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/work-on-schedule-to-meet-revised-targets-says-southern-nuclear-11-3-2019

Fuel loading has begun at Darlington 2, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced. The refurbishment of Darlington 3 is now expected to start in the second quarter of 2020 as the company applies lessons learned during the refurbishment of unit 2.

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-loading-begins-at-Darlington-2

The final stages of construction work on Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington-2 refurbishment project, involving the installation of lower feeders, are well under way, although the plant will now return to service by June 2020 rather than February 2020 as previously anticipated.

OPG said the potential four-month delay to the return to service of Unit 2 is a result of delays related to fabrication and installation of feeder tube components. The fabrication delays resulted in upper, middle and lower feeders being installed at the same time, creating logistical and physical challenges with overlapping work.

The impact of the Unit 2 fabrication delays has been fully resolved and will not affect future units, OPG said.

“The refurbishment of Unit 2 remains on budget and the overall budget and schedule for the 10-year refurbishment project also remains on track,” it said.

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/opg-announces-four-month-delay-for-darlington-2-refurbishment-9-2-2019