Plant Vogtle ISFSI Pad, Heavy Haul Road, Cask Transfer Facility, and High Bay Support Building
Southern Nuclear Operating Company
A 20,000 sq ft ISFSI support building, a 90,000 sq ft combination two-story office and high bay maintenance facility
Brasfield & Gorrie’s work at Plant Vogtle includes construction of a 20,000 sq ft independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) support building and a 90,000 sq ft combination two-story office and high bay maintenance facility.
Brasfield & Gorrie also constructed a reinforced concrete heavy haul road at Plant Vogtle. The 24-foot-wide, 24-inch-thick road with an 8-inch subbase includes an ISFSI pad designed to hold 20 spent fuel canisters. The haul road extends from the existing cask load facility to the new cask storage area. The road is used by a crawler, a vehicle specially designed to transport storage canisters and their protective overpack. The haul road has the capacity to withstand loads of more than 300 tons, which is the combined weight of the crawler, canister, and protective overpack. The project included excavation, storm drainage and culverts, sanitary sewer relocation, sediment and erosion control, cask transfer facility, and roadway lighting.