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Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

China's first commercial nuclear heating project has begun operating at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in Shandong province. The plant's two AP1000 units will initially provide heating to 700,000 square metres of housing.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

Kairos Power, Moltex Canada, Terrestrial Energy Inc and UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation have been selected as the first recipients of support under an initiative launched earlier this year to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

The Czech Republic expects to select the reactor vendor for a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant by the end of 2022 with commissioning planned for 2036, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said yesterday. His comments followed a meeting of the Standing Committee for the Construction of New Nuclear Resources, which was created in February and has now produced a schedule for expansion of the Dukovany plant.

New Nuclear 14 November 2019


Concrete poured for Bushehr unit 2

Concrete poured for Bushehr unit 2

Iran has started construction of unit 2 of its nuclear power plant at Bushehr. A ceremony to mark the pouring of first concrete was held yesterday and was attended by the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, government officials and executives from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 11 November 2019


Olkiluoto EPR start-up delayed by final checks

Olkiluoto EPR start-up delayed by final checks

Commissioning of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR is now running six weeks behind schedule, the Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. The supplier is to provide TVO with a revised schedule for the start-up of the plant next month.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering works have been completed on the building that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The final concrete was poured yesterday for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex, meaning the metal frame of its roof can now be installed.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK confirms funding for Rolls-Royce SMR

UK Research and Innovation has provided initial match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of nuclear power station in the UK. Rolls-Royce and its partners have said a UK small modular reactor programme could contribute GBP100 billion (USD128 billion) to the UK economy and open up a global export market.

New Nuclear 07 November 2019


Myrhha project developers sign first contract

Myrhha project developers sign first contract

Belgian Tractebel and Spanish Empresarios Agrupados yesterday signed a EUR7.6 million (USD8.4 million) contract for the design of buildings and utilities for the Myrhha accelerator-driven research reactor at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre's site in Mol, Belgium.

New Nuclear 06 November 2019


Second Novovoronezh II unit enters commercial operation

Second Novovoronezh II unit enters commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has entered commercial operation, 30 days ahead of schedule, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced today. Commissioning of the VVER-1200 brings the number of power reactors in commercial operation in Russia to 36.

New Nuclear 01 November 2019


Russia plans next two nuclear icebreakers

Russia plans next two nuclear icebreakers

Atomenergomash, the engineering division of Russia’s Rosatom, has signed a contract for the supply of RITM-200 reactor units for two more nuclear icebreakers in Project 22220. The contract was signed between Atomenergomash subsidiary OKBM Afrikantov and the Baltic Shipyard.

New Nuclear 30 October 2019