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The workforce for a large construction project such as that happening at Vogtle does not stay constant throughout all aspects of the work. During certain periods, they may need lots of people who know how to pour concrete. As the project continues, they bring in pipefitters and welders to install the miles of piping required. At other points, electricians and Instrument and Controls technicians are needed. Much of the AP1000 plants are built in modules, which allows parallel work activities in many respects. But they still need to install those modules and connect them together.

A "first of a kind" (in the US) plant such as Vogtle is going to run into small problems and delays during the construction. Those problems will be worked out, and then the lessons learned can be applied to the next set of plants to be built. This is the way engineering works.

If you are interested, the following YouTube link is the latest construction update from Southern Company, showing the progress being made and a review of the last year.

About 8 minutes

- Pete
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