Plant Vogtle 3 and 4
United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia on Friday March 22, 2019. For more resources surrounding the event, please visit our online press kit.Access the Online Press Kit
- Plant Vogtle, Waynesboro, Georgia
- Two Westinghouse AP1000 (Advanced Passive) nuclear units
- About 1,117 megawatts each
Productivity and Progress
Significant progress continued in December at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Georgia with the placement of nearly 1,300 cubic yards of concrete inside the Unit 4 containment vessel. The continuous placement lasted 21 hours, and involved more than 100 workers and more than 120 truckloads of concrete.Plant Vogtle in the Community
The new Vogtle units represent one of the largest and most important infrastructure investment projects currently underway in the United States. There are currently more than 5,500 workers at the Vogtle 3 and 4 site.
Georgia Power believes military veterans’ proven commitment to pride, duty, honor and discipline add significant value to our company’s overall success. Georgia Power recognizes that former military personnel bring experience and skill to our utility company, and that is why veterans and reservists account for more than 30 percent of new hires at Plant Vogtle. For the sixth year in a row, Southern Company is ranked the nation’s best utility corporation for veterans, reservists and guardsmen.Fun Facts and FAQ
Georgia Power has contracted with global engineering, construction and project management firm Bechtel to manage daily construction efforts. Bechtel will work under the direction of Southern Nuclear, the Southern Company subsidiary which operates the existing units at Plant Vogtle.
Bechtel brings a well-qualified, talented team with strong leadership and senior-level engagement and a strong relationship with the building trades. They have also developed a comprehensive, risk-informed plan to achieve success on the project.