Nuclear power plant construction and building aircraft carriers utilize the same methods as modular home construction. Ron Jones, of South Carolina’s energy company SCE&G says, “When modules are built for a home assembly, the pipes, conduit, etc. are already in there. It’s not just walls and floors. It’s the same thing with the nuclear modules. The modules contain pipes, pumps, tanks, conduit and other components. This is a factory type approach to construction.” Using modular building techniques to construct the two nuclear power plants near Jenkinsville, SC, just northwest of Columbia, will save about $500 million dollars on the project. As heraldindependent informs MHProNews, aircraft carriers have been built module by module for many years.
(Photo credit: Skip Dickstein/timesunion–module being loaded onto ship)