The owners of the VC Summer and Vogtle nuclear new-build projects have announced extensions to interim assessment agreements with Westinghouse. The extensions will allow work to continue at the AP1000 construction site at Summer until 26 June and Vogtle until 12 May. The interim agreements were set up following Westinghouse’s 29 March filing for reorganisation under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code, allowing work to continue at the sites – at the utilities’ expense – for a period of 30 days. Scana and Georgia Power announced the extensions on 28 April – the day the interim agreements had been due to expire. The extension agreed by Georgia Power and Westinghouse will allow work to continue on Vogtle units 3 and 4, near Waynesboro, Georgia, until 12 May. “During this time, the parties will continue to work on finalising a new service agreement which would, if necessary, assure that Westinghouse continues to provide design, engineering and procurement services to Southern Nuclear as a part of their assumption of control over construction management,” the company said.
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