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Additional 1,000 Workers To Be Hired To Build South Carolina Reactors

The company says it needs an additional $770 million to finish the project, and construction of both reactors should be completed in 2020.

January 22, 2016

South Carolina Electric & Gas is building two 1,117-megawatt Westinghouse AP100 nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer site in Jenkinsville and anticipates its contractor will hire 1,000 workers this year to complete project.

Steve Byrne, the chief operating officer of SCE&G, told the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness group this week that Units 2 and 3 are still scheduled to come on line in August 2019 and 2020. To meet that deadline, Byrne said the project's contractor, Fluor, will increase their headcount to 4,500 this year.

Video: Watch the world's largest crane lift and set 2.4 million pound module, part of the Unit 2 containment vessel.

Source: SCE&G,  Aiken Standard

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