A monitor for the state, William Jacobs Jr., said Tuesday he learned this spring that two new vendors, Oregon Iron Works and SMCI, will provide parts for the nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl) near Augusta.
A factory in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was originally tasked with producing many of the modules for the project. However, it struggled to produce the parts as they were designed while meeting strict quality control rules.
The first of the two new reactors is supposed to be ready in late 2017 or early 2018, but it may be delayed further.
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